8 Super Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds

If you enjoy sprinkling sesame seeds into your cookie batter, on your salads and in your stir-fries, you’ll be happy to know that you’re doing your health a big favor! Tiny, crunchy, nutty sesame seeds are a nutritional wonder. Here’s a glance at the wonderful ways in which they boost your health:

  • These little seeds are loaded with essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and calcium.
  • The zinc in sesame seeds promotes bone health and prevents osteoporosis later in life.
  • Among all the nuts and seeds commonly eaten across the world, sesame seeds have been found to contain the highest amount of phytosterols, which are known to lower bad cholesterol.
  • Sesame seeds increase your levels of Vitamin E, which plays a vital role in fighting disease.
  • Studies show that sesame seeds can improve the effectiveness of certain diabetes medication.
  • Sesame seed oil is known to reduce hypertension and ease stress.
  • The antioxidants in sesame seeds fight free radicals, thereby promoting youthfulness and strengthening the immune system.
  • A substance in sesame seeds has been found to inhibit the spread of many cancers.

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Whole-Wheat Crackers with Sesame
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da c.
Past Member 1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Cosmic Sky
Cosmic Price1 years ago


Alexandra Bruno
Alexandra Bruno1 years ago


annie s.
annie statton2 years ago

I am absolutely addicted to sesame honey halva ,good to know its so good for us.

Stanley R.
Stanley R.2 years ago


Sumita Chatterjee

Thanks for the information

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog2 years ago

Thanks for sharing - it'll be easy for me to increase my sesame seed intake, didn't realise how healthy they were!

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson2 years ago

Awesome. Thank you very much. Bring on the Tahini. I'll be eating more now. Good to know stuff, I love it.

Joan S.
JC S.2 years ago

Can never get enough sesame seeds. And then there's tahini. And now to know how good they are for you is a big bonus

Connie G.
Connie G.2 years ago

Thank you -- I had no idea sesame seeds were so good for me(us) :) I am going to include these wonderful tastie little seeds in everything that I can now for sure -- I always have enjoyed how they taste -- now I can enjoy how good they taste and how good they ae for me.