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Title:   Sesame Seeds

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 oz (28g)
Amount per serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 122
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
  Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
  Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0%     Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 28%     Iron 23%
Thiamin 15%     Riboflavin 4%
Niacin 6%     Vitamin B6 11%
Potassium 4%     Phosphorus 18%
Magnesium 25%     Zinc 14%
Copper 35%      %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

As you can see from the calorie and nutrition label on this page, Sesame Seeds and Sesame oil contain very high amounts of an array of minerals that have been proven to have health promoting and fat burning properties.

In particular, Sesame Seeds are high in copper, which has been linked to reduction in arthritis pain. Consumption of foods rich in copper has also been linked to improved bone strength.

Sesame Seeds are also high in magnesium which has been linked to improved heart function.

Sesame Seeds are a staple of Japanese, Middle Eastern and African cuisine.

It is the primary ingredient in Tahini, which is a main ingredient in both Hummus and Baba Ghanoush.

Hummus is easy to make, and PEERtrainer has developed a recipe that will taste great:

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