about sesame seeds


Sesame seed is an important ingredient in culinary traditions of many countries, especially the countries in West Asia.

Sesame seeds contain 45-55% of oil content, 20-23% carbohydrates, 18% protein, 12% dietary fiber, and 5% water.

After oil extraction the by-product obtained is 35 to 50% protein and is used as feed for livestock. Sesame oil and foods fried in sesame oil have a long shelf life because the oil contains an antioxidant called sesamol. The oil can be used in the manufacture of soaps, paints, perfumes, pharmaceuticals and insecticides.

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