Black sesame seeds and white sesame seeds are similar in nutrition, although because black sesame seeds retain their hulls they are higher in calcium. Both seeds are a good source of zinc, riboflavin, niacin and thiamine, along with iron.
Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich seeds that grow in pods on the Sesamum indicum plant.
Unhulled seeds have the outer, edible husk intact, while hulled seeds come without the husk.
The hull gives the seeds a golden-brown hue. Hulled seeds have an off-white color but turn brown when roasted.
Sesame seeds have many potential health benefits and have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. They may protect against heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
However, you may need to eat significant amounts — a small handful per day — to gain health benefits.
Rich source of antioxidants: One of the most prominent distinctions is the presence of antioxidants. Black sesame seeds are rich in antioxidants.
Health and Nutrition Benefits of Sesame Seeds:
~ Good Source of Fiber.
~ May Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides.
~ Nutritious Source of Plant Protein.
~ May Help Lower Blood Pressure.
~ May Support Healthy Bones.
~ May Reduce Inflammation.
~ Good Source of B Vitamins.
~ May Aid Blood Cell Formation.
Black Sesame Seeds may help:
~ Reduces the risk of heart diseases
~ Boosts the immune system functioning
~ Regulates metabolism
~ Improves blood pressure.