Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch. Sesame seeds are highly valued for their high content of sesame oil, an oil that is very resistant to rancidity. Black sesame seeds are not hulled, meaning they retain their shells. White sesame seeds are hulled, meaning their shells are removed. Sesame seeds contain special beneficial fibers called lignans that have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect and to prevent high blood pressure.
The nutrients in Sesame Seeds: