Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch. They come in a host of different colours, depending upon the variety, including white, yellow, black and red.

Sesame seeds are highly valued for their high content of sesame oil, an oil that is very resistant to rancidity. Sesame seeds are the main ingredients in both tahini and the Middle Eastern sweet treat, halvah.

Health benefits:

  • They are a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fibre.
  • The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid, which comprises up to 50% fatty acids in them.


  • Added to bread as a topping, widely   used in oriental cooking, blended to make tahini & crushed to produce rich tasting sesame oil.
Nutritional information per 100gr of Sesame seeds
  • Energy: 567 kcl
  • Protein: 16.96 g
  • Total fat:48 g
  • Saturated fat: 6.72g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 18.12 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 21.03 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.04 g
  • Fiber: 16.9 g
  • Calcium :46mg
  • Iron 8.82 mg
  • Selenium: 9.4 mcg
  • Phosporus: 1233 mg
  • Magnesium: 592mg
  • Potassium: 809mg
  • Vitamin A:16 UI
  • Vitamin C: 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin E: 2.18 mg
  • Vitamin K: 7.3 mcg