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Sesame plant belongs to the genus Sesamum or benne. The sesame seeds are tiny and grow in pods. Rich in oils, they have many health benefits and is widely used in folk medicine. It has a rich and nutty flavor and is commonly used in cooking. You can find sesame seeds sprinkled on breads, buns, and also in some sushi-style foods. Sesame oil is used for cooking for its taste and health benefits. In India, sesame seeds are mixed with jaggery and sugar to make tasty balls to use as snacks.

Specifications

Moisture 6% max
Purity 99%
Oil content 48% min
Foreign seeds 1% max
Origin India
Flavor Typical, free from foreign taint

Benefits of Sesame seed:

  • Good source of fiber
  • Lowers triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Rich in plant protein
  • It lowers blood pressure
  • Supports healthy bones
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Rich in B Vitamins
  • Aids in the formation of blood cells