Sesame seeds are an ancient plant-based food that have been used in culinary preparations and traditional medicine. They are known for their preventative, nutritive, and curative properties. They also just taste really good.
Sesame seeds and derivative products are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids that are essential for cardiovascular health. They are also a good source of concentrated protein and dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is necessary for optimal digestive health.
These tiny seeds are high in a variety of B vitamins, notably folate and niacin. Sesame seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals, such as calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, selenium, and zinc that are all required for musculoskeletal, hormonal, and heart support.
That is a lot of nutrition packed into such little morsels. You can’t underestimate the humble sesame seed. That is why sesame seeds are an important part of the macrobiotic diet.