Sesame seeds are one of the oldest known spices in the world. In India, these seeds are considered a symbol of immortality, and in ancient times women ate these seeds to preserve their beauty and youth for as long as possible.
The seeds are rich in minerals: magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium. They are particularly rich in iron, vitamin B1 and useful fibres. Sesame seeds contain two unique substances with cholesterol-lowering properties: sesamin and sesamolin. These seeds help stabilise high blood pressure and provide the body with vitamin E. Sesame seeds have been found to protect the liver from oxidation and the damage caused by this process.
A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important.