Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium and dietary fiber.
Health benefits, amongst others, include
- Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Vascular and Respiratory Health Support
- Colon Cancer, Osteoporosis, Migraine and PMS Prevention
- Zinc for Bone Health
- Sesame Seeds’ Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol
The great news is that sesame seeds are delicious and easy to incorporate in most of the dishes. Here is one example.
Delightful Healthy Sesame Halva Recipe
Halva is a dense, sweet dessert commonly made in the Balkans and many Eastern parts of the world with each region having its own traditional recipe for making it.
This healthy and easy raw halva recipe uses only 3 ingredients: sesame, honey and coconut oil.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- 400g sesame
- 40-50g coconut oil
- 400g raw honey
- Some crushed nuts (walnuts, almonds etc) (optional)
Toast the sesame seeds for few minutes until they slightly darken.
Cool and then put in the food processor.
Add coconut oil (previously warmed up). Blend it all.
Add the honey and the nuts. Put in the mold and refrigerate for half an hour.