Black Sesame Seeds 黑芝麻 (Hei Zhi Ma) | (100g)

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About

Black sesame seeds, also known as Hei Zhi Ma (Sesamum indicum), are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine and have been valued for their potential health benefits. 

Potential benefits

Nutrition 💙: Black sesame seeds are a nutrient-dense food. They are rich in essential nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, dietary fiber, vitamins (including vitamin B1, B6, E), and minerals (such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc).

Heart Health 💘Hei Zhi Ma may have a positive impact on heart health. They contain phytosterols and healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Bone Health 🦴: Black sesame seeds are a good source of calcium and other minerals important for bone health. Regular consumption may help support bone density and prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

Antioxidant 🍊: Black sesame seeds contain antioxidants, including sesamol and sesamin, which help protect against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Antioxidants can have anti-aging effects and help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Skin & Hair 💈: Black sesame seeds are often associated with promoting healthy skin and hair. They contain nutrients such as vitamin E, which can help nourish the skin, improve elasticity, and promote a healthy complexion. The presence of minerals like zinc and iron may also support hair growth and prevent hair loss.

Digestion 😋: Black sesame seeds are a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, supports regular bowel movements, and helps maintain a healthy gut.

Energy ⚡: Black sesame seeds are a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, supports regular bowel movements, and helps maintain a healthy gut.

Recommended Dosage

We recommend around 3 tablespoons per portion. This fruit is a delicious treat and much more spongey than the typical variety of Hong Zao.

Here are some suggestions on how to use black sesame seeds:

  • Sprinkle on salads: Toast the black sesame seeds lightly and then sprinkle them over your salads for added texture, flavor, and nutritional benefits.
  • Blend in smoothies: Add a tablespoon or two of black sesame seeds to your favorite smoothie recipes. They can provide a nutty flavor and boost the nutritional profile of your smoothie.
  • Bake with them: Incorporate black sesame seeds into baked goods such as bread, muffins, cookies, or granola bars. You can add them directly to the batter or sprinkle them on top for added crunch.
  • Use as a topping: Sprinkle black sesame seeds on top of yogurt, oatmeal, or cereal for a nutritious and visually appealing addition.
  • Make a sesame paste: Grind black sesame seeds in a food processor or blender until they turn into a smooth paste. You can use this paste as a spread on bread or as an ingredient in sauces, dressings, or dips.
  • Add to stir-fries: Toast black sesame seeds and then add them to stir-fried vegetables, noodles, or rice dishes for added flavor and texture.
  • Garnish dishes: Sprinkle black sesame seeds as a garnish over soups, stews, or roasted vegetables to enhance the presentation and add a nutty taste.

Remember to store black sesame seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dark place to maintain their freshness. It's recommended to consume them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Authentic Quality 

Our Black Sesame Seeds are grown using the authentic DaoDi concept and is non-sulphur treated to retain the highest quality ingredient. 

Gluten & Cruelty Free, Vegan Friendly, Non-Sulphur Treated
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