Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds help to protect the body from free radicals. They are a key source of phytic acid, magnesium and calcium. Phytic acid could inhibit cancer, specifically of the colon.

The outer layers of seeds contain phytic acid, so they are best eaten whole.

Like most seeds and nuts, sesame seeds are high in calories, and should therefore not be eaten in great quantities.

Calories 598
Fibre 7,9g
Magnesium 370mg
Calcium 670mg
Per 100g
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