Organic ingredients: sesame black seeds°
° Organic certified and sourced from Organic producers. Total 100%.
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is probably one of the oldest cultivated oil plants in the world and possibly one of the healthiest foods on our planet!
Nutty, aromatic and ripened under the sunny skies of Uzbekistan, our Organic Black Sesame Seeds have a different colour than our normal black sesame. This is because Organic Sesame is a wild variety, and that’s why it has several shades of black. The crunchy grains are not peeled, nor do they undergo any similar processing steps.
Origin and Production:
We source our Organic Black Sesame exclusively from Uzbekistan / Samarkand. This is how we guarantee that our high quality standards are met. The sesame plants grow on fields near Samarkand where large parts of the region are Organic certified. The large Organic community there is comprised of three groups of farmers – Dustkul Bogi, Turkiston Gulba and Turob Bobo. Thanks to that, over 1,000 farmers and their families can secure their income and offer their children new opportunities.
After harvest, the sesame seeds are threshed out of the „ears“. Then they undergo multiple quality checks. The drying process itself is completed locally, using methods that have a minimal impact on the product till the seeds reach the needed level of dryness.
In Austria the seeds are pressure disinfested to ensure that the product is completely free of pests.
It is a mere wonder that this small seed is packed with so many nutrients! Besides high amounts of healthy oil and protein, it is a source of Vitamin E that is responsible for protecting the valuable unsaturated fatty acids from oxidation accounting hence for the long shelf life of the sesame oil. No wonder that Sesame oil was the oil of choice in the Chinese cuisine till recently.
Sesame also contains high amounts of the water soluble vitamins Folate and Niacin. Among the numerous functions of folate, you have probably heard of its vital role in tissue growth during pregnancy.
Sesame is a mineral and trace element power house with astonishingly high Calcium content. The high bioavailability of this mineral makes Sesame a great source of calcium for vegans and individuals with lactose intolerance. Calcium is not only good for maintaining normal bones and teeth, it is also vital for the normal muscle function, neurotransmission and for the normal function of the digestive enzymes.
Forget food supplements, our Black Sesame will provide you with the necessary Magnesium to ensure normal muscle function and electrolyte balance as well as normal protein synthesis and normal bones and teeth.
Furthermore, sesame is a good source of Iron, Zinc and Copper all important trace elements vital for the normal functioning of our body.
In addition to Vitamin E, Sesame contains compounds called Lignans whose potency as free radical scavengers is well documented. If this is not the definition of super food, then we don’t know what is!
|Vitamin E (mg/100g)||15.3|
|Vitamin K (µg/100g)||7,9|
|Niacin (mg/100g )||4,8|