Source of Antioxidants.

Black sesame seeds contain lignan compounds - a group of polyphenols - which also act as antioxidants. Black sesame seeds also contain gamma-tocopherol vitamin E which also functions as an antioxidant.

Has Anticancer Agent.

Black sesame seeds contain sesamol and sesamin compounds which are believed to have potential as natural anticancer agents. Sesamol can overcome oxidative stress or the body's maximum limit in receiving exposure to free radicals, which can then inhibit cancer development. Meanwhile, sesamin compounds have the potential to destroy cancer cells by removing damaged cells (autophagy). 

Lowering Bad Cholesterol.

Based on research, consuming more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats compared to saturated fats can help control cholesterol levels. In this case, sesame seeds are 41% polyunsaturated fat, and 39% monounsaturated fat. In addition, the content of lignans and phytosterols also has an effective effect on reducing bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

Maintaining Bone Health.

All types of sesame seeds are rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. All of these minerals and nutrients can improve bone health. Even so, sesame seeds also contain oxalate and phytate (anti-nutrients) which can reduce the absorption of minerals for bones. It is recommended to soak, mash, or roast sesame seeds for maximum absorption of minerals for bones.

Maintain Thyroid Function.

The thyroid gland requires high concentrations of selenium to produce thyroid hormone according to its needs. Sesame seeds are a high source of selenium which can support thyroid function.

Source of Healthy Fiber.

Fiber is a nutrient to improve digestive health. Black sesame (30 grams) or about three tablespoons contains 3.5 grams of fiber or fulfills 12% of the recommended daily fiber requirement.

Storage Method:

Store in the refrigerator (not the freezer) before and after opening the bottle.

How to use :

Used as a food topping or drunk directly, baked at 180C and boiled.