Sesame has long been considered a food that slows down aging. It contains sesamolin and sesamin – lignans which lower cholesterol and blood pressure and increase the levels of vitamin E, while sesamin, additionally, protects our liver from oxidative damage.
Sesame has numerous medicinal properties and is useful against inflammation and pain in rheumatoid arthritis. According to studies, it contains phytosterol which lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of developing cancer.
As for the energy value, 100g of sesame has about 570kcal. Sesame is an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, and selenium, as well as thiamin B1, pyridoxine B6, niacin, folic acid, and riboflavin.