SESAME OIL For Weight Loss
Sesame seeds are termed ‘the queen of the oil-bearing seeds’. Sesame seeds are 45% protein and mineral content and over 50% lipid content. For every 500g of sesame seeds you can obtain over 1 cupful of top quality oil. Sesame oil is an excellent source of unsaturated lipids with over 80% being unsaturated and 14% saturated lipids. The extraction of sesame oil is a simple process that requires no chemical solvents or additives as there are no husks to be removed. A top quality oil can be obtained with one cold pressing.
Sesame seeds are grown throughout many parts of the world, especially Turkey, China, Africa, South-Central America, India and the south-west parts of the United States. In some of these places, sesame oil is referred to as gingelly oil or benne oil. The sesame plant produces a special substance known as sesamol, an excellent natural preservative that retards sesame oil from turning rancid. In places that have very hot weather, such as Turkey from where the sesame paste tahini originated, sesame oil will last longer than other cold-pressed oils. Sesame oil supplies an abundance of phytosterols (865mg) and these reduce cholesterol plus retard the absorption of cholesterol. Sesame oil has a rich and distinct flavour; for an authentic Middle East recipe, use sesame oil.
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VITAMIN E CALORIES – total: 570 kcal. per 100 grams
40mg Saturated: 6.7g Poly: 21g Mono: 18.1g
SESAME – TAHINI
Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds with a similar consistency to thick honey. One of the main benefits of tahini is that it can be easily digested, and within half an hour after digestion, tahini can enter the bloodstream and supply valuable nutrients. It’s an excellent source of vitamin E (40mg), thereby providing numerous health benefits. Vitamin E also promotes the functioning of linoleic acid and this is most beneficial as it retards ageing of body cells, thereby helping to preserve that youthful look and also to retain proper focusing of the eyes with the older generation.
Tahini is one of the most versatile foods as it combines well with bread or on toast, or as an alternative to butter, as an ingredient in salad dressings, as a dip, in hummus, halvah or mixed into a fruit salad or poured over a fresh garden salad. It’s a most nourishing complete protein meal. Tahini is an excellent source of calcium (420mg) and if you are allergic to dairy, tahini is the best alternative. The phosphorus content (750mg) is excellent, ideal for the nervous system and brain, and as tahini is an excellent source of vitamin T (the sesame vitamin), the nourishment for the brain and memory are exceptional. The magnesium (96mg) plus copper (1.6mg) and zinc (4.6mg) are abundant and vital for the nerves, skin, strong bones, blood vessels, healing and the immune system. The B1, 2 and 3 content are very good, essential daily for the nerves, skin and digestion. There are two types of tahini: hulled and unhulled. They have similar nutrient benefits, but the hulled tahini is more palatable and lighter in colour. No kitchen pantry or breakfast or lunch setting is complete without tahini; it is one of the greatest natural foods for strength, growth, repair and health. Add a teaspoon of flax oil to your tahini for a complete supply of the essential fatty acids. Tahini also contains lecithin, choline and inositol. A regular serve of tahini will ensure your body has all it needs to heal, regenerate and rethink!
NOTE: d.v. refers to the daily value for women 25-50 years, refer to RDI chart for adult male
VITAMIN E CALORIES – total: 884 kcal. per 100 grams
41.4mg Saturated: 9.7g Poly: 3.8g Mono: 83.6g
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