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.
Black sesame seeds are a good source of calcium due to studies having shown that one gram of seeds contains approximately 85 milligrams of calcium. Black sesame seeds also have high amounts of protein, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. 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.
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.
Black Sesame Seed (whole entire seed)* *Organic Ingredient
Shelf Life: 2 years Country of Origin: Bolivia or India
Are your black sesame seeds the whole entire seed or just the inside of the seed only?
Our black sesame seeds are the entire raw seed. This includes the shell.
Are your black sesame seeds painted black or are any other substances added to make it look darker?
No. There are different variables that cause the seeds to look unique and different with each crop/season when it's harvested. Our supplier runs the Black Sesame Seed through a machine called a Color Sortex Machine that sorts the seeds with regards to a consistent size and color and removes all impurities. We receive a certificate of analysis for each batch of Black Sesame Seed that analyzes and shows that it's safe to consume. Before we purchase each batch of Black Sesame Seed, we receive a sample and test it to make sure it sprouts and then we press it into oil and check the taste of the oil. It must pass all of these tests before we choose a batch of Black Sesame Seed.
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Orders are generally shipped within 24-48 business hours of being placed.However, please note that we do not ship on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.The reason we do not ship on Fridays is that we try to avoid our products sitting on a shipping truck over the weekend.
The bulk 5-pound and 25-pound options are made to order, so this productcan take up to 1-3 weeks to ship out.
If our production schedule for the bulk sizes shows that it will take longer than 3 weeks to ship out,we will use our discretion to send you the equivalent replacement in our smaller bags instead.
Foods Alive believes the freshest and best tasting seed grows in the most nutrient-dense & mineral-rich soil. Before we purchase each batch of seed, we receive a sample and test it to make sure it sprouts and then we press it into oil to find the lightest and most pleasant-tasting one. It must pass these tests before we choose a batch of seed.