Sesame Seed

Sesame Seed

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India.

Allergy Alert:

The symptoms of sesame allergy can include symptoms of urticaria/angioedema, allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, oral allergy syndrome and even anaphylaxis. Some people have experienced contact dermatitis as a result of direct exposure to cosmetics or pharmaceutical products containing sesame allergens (More, 2009).

Common Uses:

Sesame seed is a common ingredient in various cuisines. It is used whole in cooking for its rich nutty flavour. Sesame seeds are sometimes added to breads, including bagels and the tops of hamburger buns. Sesame seeds may be baked into crackers, often in the form of sticks. In Sicily and France, the seeds are eaten on bread (called “ficelle sésame” or sesame thread). In Greece the seeds are also used in cakes (Wikipedia, n.d.).

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 tbsp (9 g)
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5 g 6%
Saturated fat 0.6 g 3%
Polyunsaturated fat 2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 42 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2.1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 1.1 g 4%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 1.6 g 3%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 7%
Vitamin D 0 µg Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 8%

Source Wikipedia. (Note: This is not intended to be used, as it was copied and pasted from a Google search)

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