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Black sesame seeds

Black sesame seeds is a small, black seed that is valued in many cultures as a nutritious and tasty food. In addition to its rich flavor, black sesame also has many health benefitsthat make it a popular superfood superfood. In this article, we will take a closer look at dark sesame seeds - from their health benefits to their uses and some delicious recipes.

Health benefits

Black sesame may look like an ordinary seed at first glance, but it is a true superstar in the world of healthy eating. It is rich in nutrients and has many health benefits, ranging from improving bone health to boosting the immune system. Here are some of the benefits you can reap by including black sesame seeds in your diet.

  • Improve bone health: Black sesame seeds are an excellent source of calcium, which is essential for bone health. Calcium is an important building block for bones and teeth, and a lack of calcium can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. One portion of sesame seeds (approx. 28g) contains about 20% of the recommended daily requirement of calcium. With one bottle of our organic celery juice you cover approx. 50% of your daily calcium requirement.

  • Reduction of the cholesterol level: Black sesame seeds contain phytosterols, which can help to lower blood cholesterol levels. Phytosterols are plant compounds that are similar to cholesterol but are not absorbed by the body. By binding to cholesterol receptors in the intestine, they can reduce the absorption of cholesterol and thus lower your cholesterol levels.

  • Improve skin health: Black sesame seeds contain vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help reduce free radical damage in the skin. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the aging process. Vitamin E helps to minimize this damage and can contribute to maintaining healthy skin.

  • Strengthening the immune systemBlack sesame seeds contain zinc, which plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. Zinc is involved in many bodily functions, including cell division, wound healing and the production of enzymes and hormones. It is also important for immune function and can help fight infection and disease. Our 2-Week Immune Shot Cure also provides you with vitamin C and vitamin D to support your immune system in its normal function.

  • Reduction of blood pressure: Black sesame contains magnesiumwhich can help to lower blood pressure. Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in the regulation of blood pressure. A lack of magnesium can lead to an increase in blood pressure, while a sufficient intake of magnesium can help to lower blood pressure. With our Red Power - Magnesium Shot you can easily and deliciously cover your daily magnesium requirement.

Use of black sesame seeds

Black sesame seeds are not only healthy, but also extremely versatile in the kitchen. It can be used in many different dishes and snacks, giving them an extra nutty note and a crunchy texture. Here are some ideas of what you can do with sesame seeds: 

  • As a topping for salads and vegetables: Black sesame seeds are a great way to spice up salads and vegetable dishes. Simply sprinkle some black sesame seeds over the salad or vegetables to add extra flavor and crunch.

  • In sushi and sushi rollsBlack sesame is also a popular ingredient in sushi and sushi rolls. It is often used as a topping on the outside of the sushi or as a filling in the sushi rolls, giving them a nutty note and an interesting texture.

  • In bread and pastriesBlack sesame seeds can also be used in breads and pastries to add extra flavor and crunch. For example, you can sprinkle the sesame seeds on the bread or mix them into the dough before baking.

  • In muesli bars and snacksBlack sesame seeds are also a popular ingredient in muesli bars and other snacks. For example, it can be mixed into energy bars, granola bars or nut mixes to give them a nutty flavor and an extra dose of nutrients.

  • In dressings and sauces: Black sesame seeds can also be used in dressings and sauces to give them an extra flavor and texture. For example, it can be used in an Asian dressing or in a teriyaki sauce to give them a nutty note.

  • As a seasoning for meat and fishBlack sesame seeds can also be used as a seasoning for meat and fish. For example, you can use it as a breading for chicken or fish to give it a crispy texture and a nutty note.

Recipes with black sesame seeds

As you have seen, there are many ways in which you can use black sesame seeds in the kitchen. Whether as a topping for salads, in sushi or in pastries, black sesame seeds add a nutty note and an extra portion of nutrients to any dish. Here we show you our best and tastiest recipes with sesame seeds:

Crispy tofu with black sesame seeds and tahini-sesame-peanut sauce
Vegan chili cucumber salad with black sesame seeds
Vegan asparagus fries

Are you looking for more delicious recipes or tips and tricks for a healthy diet? On our Instagram channel and our blog you will find many useful and informative articles on the subject of health and nutrition and delicious recipe ideas for your next meal. In our online store you will also find delicious and quick-to-prepare dishes. Our vegan healthy bowls and our vegan and gluten-free porridge are prepared in just a few minutes, are low carb and high protein and are ideal for a healthy and balanced diet.

Frequently asked questions about black sesame seeds:

What are black sesame seeds?

Black sesame is a variety of sesame seed, a plant from the sesame family. In contrast to white sesame, black sesame has a dark, almost black color and a strong, nutty taste.

Black sesame is grown in various regions of the world, including India, Africa, China and Japan. It is often used as an ingredient in Asian cuisine, particularly in Japanese and Korean cooking. It is rich in nutrients such as protein, dietary fibercalcium, magnesium and iron. It also contains important vitamins and antioxidants that can help to maintain good health.

Black sesame seeds can be used in a variety of ways, from use in cooking to use in traditional medicine and for external use. It can be used as an ingredient in sauces, dressings, cereals, baked goods and many other dishes.

What is the difference between black and white sesame seeds?

Black sesame seeds and white sesame seeds come from the same plant, Sesamum indicum. The difference lies mainly in the color of the seeds.

White sesame seeds are the most commonly used variety and have a light, beige color. They have a mild, nutty flavor and are used in many different cuisines around the world. Black sesame seeds are slightly smaller compared to white sesame seeds and have a dark, black-brown color. They have a slightly more intense flavor and a slightly sweet aroma. Both varieties are rich in nutrients such as iron, magnesium and calcium. Our vegan shots are also suitable for boosting your iron and magnesium levels. While the Red Powert covers your daily requirement of magnesium in a natural way, you can use the Eisen Shot cover your daily iron requirement.

Are black sesame seeds healthy?

Sesame seeds are very healthy. It contains many nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium and iron, as well as important vitamins and antioxidants.

Eating sesame seeds can help improve bone and joint health, lower cholesterol, aid digestion, support liver function, boost the immune system and improve skin health. In traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds are also used to treat various health problems, such as relieving joint pain, improving blood circulation and supporting liver function.

However, it is important to note that like any other food, sesame seeds should be consumed in moderation. Excessive intake can lead to an increase in fat and calorie content and potentially lead to negative health effects.

Are black sesame seeds suitable for a diet?

Since black sesame seeds contain many nutrients that are important for a healthy diet, they can be well integrated into a diet. For example, it contains healthy fats, fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and iron. However, it is important to pay attention to the portion size, as black sesame is also high in calories.

If you are on a diet and need to reduce calories, it is important to consider the amount of sesame seeds you are consuming. One portion of black sesame seeds (approx. 28g) contains around 160kcal, which is relatively high.

One way to include black sesame seeds in a diet is to use them as an ingredient in a meal or as a snack in small portions - you can add the sesame seeds to salads, smoothies, muesli or yogurt.

It is important that you stick to a balanced diet and do not rely solely on the consumption of black sesame seeds. Combine sesame seeds with other healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein to ensure a balanced diet. On our blog you will find various blog posts as well as tips and tricks on the topic of lose weight quickly, lose weight without sport or also healthy weight loss.

How to use black sesame seeds for external use?

You can use black sesame seeds for external use on your skin and hair. The best way to do this is with sesame oil, which you can easily make yourself - we'll show you how!

You will need:

1 cup of black sesame seeds

1 cup of carrier oil (e.g. almond oil, jojoba oil or olive oil)

Instructions:

  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a pan at a low temperature until they are lightly browned and you can smell their nutty aroma

  2. Place the roasted sesame seeds in a mortar or grinder and grind them coarsely

  3. Heat the carrier oil in a pan over a low heat. Now add the sesame seeds and stir

  4. Leave the oil and sesame seeds to infuse over a low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally

  5. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the oil to cool. Then pass the mixture through a sieve or cloth and squeeze the oil out of the sesame seeds

  6. Pour the sesame oil into a dark glass bottle and seal it tightly. Store the oil in a cool, dry place and use it within 6 months

Here are some ways you can use the seeds or oil for external use: 

  • Sesame oil for skin careBlack sesame oil can be used as a natural moisturizer for the skin. Simply apply the oil to cleansed skin and massage it in gently.

  • Hair care: Black sesame can also be used for hair and scalp care. Apply the oil to the scalp and massage it in gently to promote blood circulation and stimulate hair growth. Leave the oil on for a few hours or overnight and then wash it out with a mild shampoo.

  • Face mask: A face mask made from ground sesame seeds and honey can help to firm and smooth the skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground sesame seeds with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply the mixture to a cleansed face. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

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