4.19.2012

Nuts and Seeds Part Four: Sesame Seeds

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Nuts and seeds. They're good for you. But there are so many to choose from... what the heck is the difference? What's the big deal??

To catch up on what the big deal is and read tips for nut use, take a look at this post. If you missed it, here's the brief version: Protein (YES! Muscle repair!), Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Skin! Nails! Hair!), Fibers (Fitness! Digestion! Filling!), and Lignans (Disease-preventing!). All good things and ALL found in nuts and seeds!




The Nuts And Seeds Gang:
Over the next few weeks, stop by for eight posts about nuts and seeds, how to incorporate them into your diet, which ones are best, and recipes for use...
  1. Flax Seeds
  2. Chia Seeds
  3. Pumpkin Seeds
  4. Sesame Seeds
  5. Sunflower Seeds
  6. Walnuts
  7. Pistachios
  8. Almonds


Sesame Seeds: Open Sesame!

  • WHAT'S GOOD:Good source of lignans calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1 (thiamin), zinc, dietary fiber, and healthy (monosaturated) fats.
  • THE SUMMARY:Sesame seeds are easy to add to any sesame or stir fry dish! They also contain a crazy amount of nutrients!
  • CALORIES IN 1/4 CUP: 208 (but you'll rarely eat that many)
  • HOW TO EAT IT:The nutrients are best consumed if the seeds are ground or broken prior to consumption. I remember that by thinking "Open Sesame - Grind them (open) first!" (Here's a great Sesame Seed Grinder)

CREDITS: Image Sesame Seeds

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