Sesame: Did you know…

  • Sesame seeds are a good source of manganese and copper, they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber.
  • Sesame has a high level of antioxidants (sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol).
  • Sesame seeds contain three times more calcium than a comparable measure of milk.
  • Sesame is one of the oldest crops known to mankind. There are archeological remnants or sesame used in cooking dating to 5,500 years ago in the Indian subcontinent. Assyrian tablets from 4,300 years ago describe how before the gods battled to restore order to the universe, they ate bread and drank sesame wine together.
  • Sesame blooms in the field, and as it dries, the seedpods release the sesame seeds for harvesting. Most common uses for Sesame are in baked products, in oil, and in butter.
  • Almost all Sesmark varieties contain either white or black sesame seeds.
  • The delicious and flavorful seed gave rise to Sesmark’s brand name.