Since ancient times sesame seeds were referred to as “the secret medicine of perpetual youth and longevity” and are known to be a superfood full of nutrition. They are packed full of various essential nutrients. Sesame seeds are comprised of about 20% protein, similar to soybeans which is known in Japan as being the “Meat of the Fields”. They contain high-quality protein as well as many essential amino acids.
Vitamins: Rich in many vitamins including B vitamins for metabolism and vitamin E for antioxidants.
Minerals: Contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and more.
Dietary fiber (about 10%): Contains mostly insoluble dietary fiber.
Sesame lignan (approx. 1%): A unique trace component only found in sesame seeds.
Recently, multiple studies have been published revealing the secret power of sesame seeds. The key discovery we want to focus in on is “Sesame Lignan”. Sesame Lignan is a powerful antioxidant thought to only be contained in sesame seeds.