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Seeds, Sesame

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About This Food

Description

Known as the "seeds of immortality", sesame seeds are the first recorded seasoning, dating back to 3000 b.c. Assyria. 

Sesame seeds are probably the most common seeds used worldwide, and come in shades of ivory, brown, red and black.

Sesame seed has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that makes it versatile for use in baked goods such as breads, pastries, cakes and cookies, as well as Middle Eastern foods including tahini (sesame mash) and halvah (sesame candy).

Sesame seeds provide some calcium, iron and magnesium, as well as a phytonutrient called sesamin.

Selecting & Storing

Store sesame seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months. They will keep refrigerated for up to 6 months.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Copper
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbspsesame seeds

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Calories: 52

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 57 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
4.47 g
Saturated Fat
0.63 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.69 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.96 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
34 g
ALA
34 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2.11 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.05 g
Sugars
0.03 g
Fiber
1.06 g
Protein
1.6 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0.81 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.02 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.07 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
8.73 mcg
2%
Niacin
0.41 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.07 mg
5%
Choline
2.3 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
87.75 mg
9%
Copper
0.37 mg
18%
Iron
1.31 mg
7%
Magnesium
31.59 mg
8%
Manganese
0.22 mg
11%
Phosphorous
56.61 mg
6%
Potassium
42.12 mg
1%
Selenium
0.51 mcg
1%
Sodium
0.99 mg
0%
Zinc
0.7 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.45 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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