Sesame seeds are the seed of the Sesasum indicum plant. They are an oil-rich seed that, when ground, produce tahini and are used to produce sesame oil.

Health considerations

Sesame seeds are an excellent source of protein, lignans, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and magnesium. They also provide calcium. See: Sesame.

Keep in mind

Sesame is a common allergen.

May be found in

Tahini, breads, hamburger buns, bagels, halva, Asian dishes, snack bars, cookies, crackers, energy bars



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