Lesser Known Health Benefits Of Black Sesame Seeds: Here’s Why You Must Try These – Doctor NDTV

Black sesame seeds are good for your health in various ways. These are .loaded with several micronutrients. Here are some reasons why you must try these seeds.

Black sesame seeds are loaded with antioxidants

Sesame seeds are found in different varieties. Black sesame seeds commonly known as kale til in India are used for various purposes. These seeds can offer you some amazing health benefits too. You might have noticed black sesame seeds sprinkled on various foods especially on baked products. These are also converted into oil for multiple uses. These tiny flat seeds offer high nutritional value and are rich in micronutrients as well. Here are some notable health benefits of black sesame seeds you must know.

Black sesame seeds offer a wide variety of nutrients including protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and phosphorus. These nutrients and micronutrients are beneficial for you in various ways.

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According to a study published in the Nutrition Journal, 2.5 grams of black sesame seed meal daily for 4 weeks significantly decreased systolic blood pressure. More studies are required to elaborate these results. If you suffer from hypertension, consult your doctor before adding these to your diet.

Black sesame seeds may help control blood pressure, says studyPhoto Credit: iStock

Presence of iron, zinc, fatty acids and antioxidants in black sesame seeds makes them beneficial for your skin and hair both. Topical use of black sesame seeds oil is also considered beneficial.

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Antioxidants help in controlling and slowing cell damage. These protect you against oxidative stress and control the risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Antioxidants also help reduce the signs of ageing visible on skin.


Do not add these seeds to your diet in huge quantities. You can sprinkle these in small quantity on salad, breads or other foods.

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