Sesame seeds

One of the first oil seeds known to humankind, sesame seeds are used in culinary as well as in traditional medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties. Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch. They come in a host of different colors, depending upon the variety, including white, yellow, black and red. White sesame seeds have lower calories and lower fat content than the black variety. Both black and white sesame seeds provide similar amounts of calcium and copper. They are a good source of phytonutrients such a..

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