Raitip Thai White Sesame Seed 500g
White sesame seeds are usually sold with their tan, brownish hulls removed, revealing the off-white embryo within, whereas black sesame often have their hulls still intact. But aside from colour, there’s also a subtle difference in taste. Black sesame seeds have a slightly nuttier, more bitter flavour compared to their sweeter white equivalent.
Sesame seeds are rich in minerals; they are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
They have two types of beneficial lignin fibre that are not found in other plants.2 Three tablespoons of sesame seeds provide 3.5 grams of fibre (12 percent of the reference daily intake).1 Not only is this fibre good for digestive health, but it may also have effects in lowering bad cholesterol.
While sesame seeds have a high-fat content, it is primarily polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat.1 These seeds can be a good source of protein, with 5 grams per 3 tablespoons. They have a very low glycaemic index, meaning that they do not provoke a rise in blood sugar level after you eat them.