Sesame seed comes from the Sesame flowering plant Sesamum. The flowers are white
and purple, with a four-lobbed mouth. The word sesame comes from the Greek word
"Sesamon" that means "seed or fruitof the sesame plant".
Sesame is mainly grown for its colorful oil-rich seeds. The seed is used for cooking and
bread. In Korean, sesame is being used to marinate meat and vegetables.
Sesame seeds are rich in manganese, copper andcalcium and also contain Vitamin B1
and Vitamin E. It is well-known that its antioxidants, called lignans, are also
anti-carinogenic. Sesame contains phytosterols, which help to block cholesterol
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