Sesame seeds provide are nutritious and add a distinctive, nutty flavor to dishes and baked goods. Their flavour is particularly good once roasted. Simply dry roast in a pan until the colour starts to change.
Sesame seeds are a source of many B vitamins, they also contain a number of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium.
Sesame is also high in phytosterols, compounds found naturally in plants that help inhibit the absorption of dietary cholesterol.