Health Benefits:

Fights free radicals
Increases stamina
May reduce cholesterol
Prevents sinusitis
Provides energy


Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 52; Fat: 4.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 2.1g; Fiber:1g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 1.6g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 8%DV; Iron: 7%DV

Did You Know?

  • 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 seed oil is known to reduce hypertension and ease stress.
  • In India, sesame seeds are employed in sacred rituals, they are a symbol of immortality. 

Ways to Eat:

  • In a salad
  • On baked goods
  • As tahini
  • In stir fry

Farming Trivia:

  • Last year alone, the United States imported more than 102 million pounds of sesame seeds
  • Rich in calcium, vitamins B and E, iron, and zinc, sesame is high in protein and contains no cholesterol
  • Sesame is thought to be one of the oldest spices known to man and is likely the first crop grown for its edible oil

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.