These tiny seeds have quickly earned a reputation for being a nutritional powerhouse. The sesame plant is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and as well as being a popular seed it is also a desirable oil seed used in kitchens across the world.
Although small, sesame seeds are a good source of vitamin E, calcium and the plant hormones sesmin and sesamolin which have been shown to lower blood pressure.
Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
A highly effective antioxidant that contributes to the protection of body cells and tissues from oxidative stress.