Sesame plant is grown for 5000 years and used as food. Grows up to 2 meters, and the flower of sesame can be differently colored, while the seeds can be white, brown and black. It contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, saturated fatty acids and all the essential amino acids especially methionine.
In seeds there is one special ingredient named sesamin which lowers cholesterol levels in a way that reduces absorption from the gut and speeds up digestion. Sesame contains vitamin E which is one of the strongest antioxidants. Sesame seed is an excellent source of vitamin B1, B6, niacin, folic acid and riboflavin. It is rich in magnesium, zinc, potassium and iron.
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Sesame oil with its quality is like olive oil. It is transparent, with light yellow color and pleasant taste. In folk medicine is used for constipation (constipation), and removing excess fluid from the body (on an empty stomach 1-2 tablespoons of raw oil with a quarter teaspoon of ginger and one teaspoon tamari soy sauce). It used to massage the hair to prevent hairloss. Mothers, nursing mothers who have problems with cracked and swollen nipples can coat them with it. Unrefined sesame oil is a mixture of esters of glycerol with oleic and linoleic acid (omega 6 fatty acids), essential for growth and regeneration of cells, especially for people in the period of growth. Due to the high content of natural antioxidant vitamin E, and the anticancer effect. By rubbing the sesame oil in the skin of the scalp, you can reduce and stop hair loss. Sesame oil prevents the growth of malignant melanoma and malignant proliferation of cells in colon cancer.
Usage Of Sesame Oil:
Sesame oil can be consumed 1-3 tablespoons per day or added in salads, sauces, stews which will improve the quality of the food, protecting yourself on a natural way against rising of fats and cholesterol. In that way, you reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and rising of blood pressure.
Tahini is a product obtained from sesame and recommended to use for those who have stomach issues. Tahini is recommended in cases of bronchitis, mixed with honey in the ratio 1:1. Tahan does not contain sugar and is suitable for diabetics.