Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Amazing Curative Properties of Sesame Seed
Officially known as Sesamum indicum, sesame is an annual that typically grows upwards of six feet, producing oblong leaves and small seed pods. Revered in the Middle East for over 2000 years for both its magical and medicinal powers, the oil of the sesame seed is actually quite nutritious, rich in protein, vitamins A and E, most B vitamins, abundant quantities of zinc, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, as well as healthy doses of essential amino acids. Additionally, sesame seeds contain two unique substances, sesamin and sesamolin which greatly contribute to their far-reaching curative abilities. Read more . . .