Foods Alive Organic Black Sesame Seeds
Enjoy this delicious and nutrient-dense seed over salads, noodles, rice, or over toast. Black sesame seeds are an extremely good source of calcium, studies have shown that one gram of seed contains approximately 85 milligrams of calcium. Black sesame seeds also have high amounts of protein, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium.
Health Benefits Include:
- In some patients, black sesame seeds are used to help patients recover from serious illnesses and fevers, treat constipation and promote regular bowel movements.
- Some practitioners recommend using black sesame seeds with polygonum to keep a person's hair looking rich and dark.
- Sesame seeds contain a high amount of the anti-nutrient phytic acid. The seeds are exceptionally rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol).
- They contain lignans, including a unique content of sesamin, which are phytoestrogens with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
- Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol. The nutrients of sesame seeds are better absorbed if they are ground or pulverized before consumption like with tahini.
- In traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds have sweet and neutral properties, and are associated with the kidney and liver meridians. They function to tonify yin jing and blood, moisten the intestines, and help build the spirit, or shen.
How to Use: Black Sesame seeds have a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and aroma that can be enhanced by lightly heating. They can be added to your favorite granolas, yogurts, energy bars, crackers, soups, sauces, dips, or breads. Sprinkle them on salads, pasta, and more.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Country of Origin: Bolivia or India
About the Brand
Foods Alive is a family-owned and operated business that cares more about the quality of food and the effects of producing it on our planet than profiting for oneself. They came to life in 2002 when the first seeds were sown by Ellen and Michael Moor, their son Matt and his wife Tammy.
Ellen and Michael first encountered flax crackers while enjoying a raw food buffet at Creative Health Institute in Hodunk, Michigan. Michael fell in love with the raw cracker and this inspired Ellen to recreate it in her own kitchen. She began making flax crackers for her family and they loved them also! As Ellen continued making flax crackers, she let her creativity shine with new combinations of flavors. These raw crackers became such a hit with the family that they all agreed they must be shared with the world!
So in the middle of 2002, Ellen, Michael, Matt, and Tammy launched Foods Alive. Today, Foods Alive offers their unique Raw Golden Flax Crackers in several wonderful flavors, produces a variety of raw Flax and Hemp-based Gourmet Oils and Super Dressings, and an extensive line of organic raw Super Foods (chia seeds, maca powder, goji berries, etc) to provide health-conscious consumers with a more diverse nutritional experience.
Organic Black Sesame Seed (whole entire seed)