In a 100-gram amount of Sesame
In a 100-gram quantity, dried whole sesame seeds deliver 573 calories and are composed of 5% water, 23% carbohydrates (including 12% dietary fiber), 50% fat, and 18% protein (table).
Whole sesame seeds are rich (20% or more of the Daily Value) in several B vitamins and dietary minerals, especially iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc (table).
The byproduct that leftovers after oil extraction from sesame seeds, also called sesame oil meal, is rich in protein (35-50%) and is used as feed for poultry and livestock.
One of the first oil seeds known to humankind, sesame seeds have been extensively employed in culinary as well as in old-style medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties.
Sesame is a primary source of phytonutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and nutritional fiber with possible anti-cancer as well as health-promoting properties.
Sesame plant is a tall yearly herb in the Pedagogical domestic, which grows extensively in Asia, chiefly in Burma, China, and India. It is also one of the chief commercial crops in Nigeria, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Scientific name: Sesame indium.