A 3-tablespoon (30-gram) intake of sesame seeds provides 12% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for fiber, which is essential for digestive health.
Sesame seeds may reduce risk factors for heart disease, such as high triglycerides and "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.
Sesame seeds, especially those that have been hulled, are an excellent source of protein, which is an essential building component for the body.
Magnesium, which is abundant in sesame seeds, may help reduce blood pressure. In addition, their antioxidants may inhibit plaque formation.
Calcium is notably abundant in unhulled sesame seeds, which are also rich in other minerals necessary to bone health.
According to a preliminary study, sesame seeds and their oil may have anti-inflammatory qualities.
Sesame seeds are an excellent source of thiamine, niacin, and vitamin B6, all of which are essential for healthy cellular function and metabolism.
Sesame seeds provide iron, copper, and vitamin B6, which are required for the production and function of blood cells.
Low in carbohydrates and rich in high-quality protein and healthy fats, sesame seeds may help regulate blood sugar.
Sesame seeds include phytochemicals and vitamin E, which act as antioxidants to battle oxidative stress in the body.