Sesame is rich in plant polyphenols that help promote hair health. Sesame oil is usually applied to the scalp to reduce premature graying and to increase hair growth due to the presence of vitamins and minerals. The amino acids and antioxidants in this oil help restore shine to the hair.
Sesame contains phytate, a rare cancer-preventing compound that functions as an antioxidant and reduces the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism that are linked to many types of cancer and various other conditions such as heart disease, premature aging, and cognitive malfunctions. Sesame has also been positively associated with reducing the risk of leukemia, breast, lung, pancreatic, colon and prostate cancer.
In a study, the natural oil-soluble ligands found in sesame were found to reduce hypertension. This, in turn, helps reduce the load on your cardiovascular system and prevents a variety of heart conditions.
Sesame helps lower cholesterol levels because it contains phytosterols that inhibit cholesterol production. Black sesame seeds are particularly high in phytosterols.
The high copper content in sesame prevents arthritis, relieves it, and strengthens bones, joints and blood vessels.
Sesame oil prevents the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun from damaging your skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation.
A handful of sesame seeds contain more calcium than a glass of milk. The high zinc content of sesame seeds also increases bone mineral density.
Magnesium in sesame helps prevent asthma and respiratory diseases.
Sesamin in sesame protects the liver from oxidative damage by showing antioxidant properties. It is also protective against the effects of alcohol on the liver and helps the liver to function in a healthy way.
100 g of sesame contains the following.
Water: 4.69 g
Energy: 573 kcal
Protein: 17.73 g
Total Fat: 49,67 g
Carbohydrate: 23.45 g
Fibre: 11.8 g
Total Sugar: 0.3 g
Calsium: 975 mg
Demir: 14,55 mg
Magnesium: 351 mg
Phosphorus: 629 mg
Potasium: 468 mg
Sodium: 11 mg
Zinc: 7.75 mg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 0 mg
Tiamin: 0,79 mg
Riboflavin: 0.25 mg
Niasin: 4.52 mg
Vitamin B-6: 0,79 mg
Folat, DFE: 97 µg
Vitamin B-12: 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 0 µg
Vitamin A, İÜ: 9 İÜ
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.25 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0 µg
Vitamin D: 0 IU
Vitamin K (filokinon): 0 µg
Fatty acids, total saturated [g] 6.96
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated: 18.76 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated: 21.77 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Caffeine: 0 mg