Superfood Sesame πŸ’ͺ🏻

Since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with sesame. I actually recall going to the fridge and taking out the container of sesame seeds and eating them with a spoon as a snack πŸ˜‚

I especially loved it when I went to a Japanese steakhouse and it was sprinkled on vegetables, in the sauces or on the meat🍱

Being a fan of Greek and Middle Eastern food, I enjoyed a lot of sesame used in dips like baba gaboush and hummus πŸ†

Like many German children, I was also given little sesame and honey granola bars from Aldi (my Germans know what I mean πŸ™ŒπŸ») that I munched on on warm summer days at the park β˜€οΈ

Although I cannot enjoy foods like Japanese teriyaki, hummus or honey sesame bars anymore, there is still a chock full of ways I integrate my beloved sesame into my diet 😍

I have used it as a crust for seared ahi-tuna 🍣 and have slathered spoons of my favorite tahini on veggies and egg pancakes 😍

Eggs, veggies and pesto tahini are a go-to breakfast 😍

Tahini is a paste of ground of sesame seeds that’s used as a base in a lot of Mediterranean cooking- think hummus, eggplant dip, bell pepper dip etc.

My favorite tahini brand is Seeds of Collaboration, especially the pesto variety. It’s so delicious on everything, but I especially love it on my tuna pasta, curried cauliflower or roasted branzino 😍

The regular tahini also would me well drizzled on your favorite sugar free chocolate, or a bread swap 🍫

It’s also great to bake with and I look forward to getting creative in the kitchen.

For those of you who are interested to check it out, you can visit the SOCO website and use code cure.eated for 20% off at checkout πŸ₯³

We are working on a whole line of fat fueled sesame based dips and baked goods, so stay tuned 😎

Nutrition

Sesame seeds are highly nutritious and packed full of heart healthy fats that help create a healthy cholesterol profile πŸ™ŒπŸ»

For example, it’s full of plant based Omega fatty acids, and makes a great addition to seafood and grass fed meat/dairy to get your daily dose of omegas!

Sesamin and sesamolin are 2 antioxidants found in sesame seeds that help fight free radicals and are highly anti inflammatory πŸ’ͺ🏻

Additionally, they’re packed with bio-available forms of minerals such as calcium and zinc and fat soluble vitamins A and E!

The copper, zinc and b vitamins like B1 and folate found in the seeds also aid in healthy blood production, just make sure to get a good supply of (animal based) heme iron which your body also needs to make blood 🩸

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