Black Sesame Seeds: Health Benefits That Matter

Sesame seeds have been used in culinary dishes for centuries and there are certain health benefits of these seeds that make them quite different from other identical materials. It is needless to mention that over the last few years people have grown more and more aware about their health and thus the importance of sesame seeds has increased to a large extent. Black Sesame Seeds are now sold in packaged form which increases the shelf life of the seeds. There are certain health benefits of consuming black sesame seeds.
Black Sesame Seeds
Rich Mineral Content

The sesame seeds are rich in mineral content and so regular consumption of the seeds in various forms can be beneficial for the body. Minerals are essential for a good health and a healthy body. The minerals that are found in Black Sesame Seeds are selenium, molybdenum, zinc, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese and copper. As a result these seeds can be an ideal choice for those who want to supply essential minerals to their body in a natural way.

Good For Respiratory Health

Scientific researches have proved that there is a direct relation between consumption of Black Sesame Seeds and better respiratory health. In people who tend to suffer from asthma, the sesame seeds keep the airway free by preventing the spasm. These seeds can also effectively lower the blood pressure thus minimizing the chances of heart attack. It is also effective in preventing the attacks of migraine as well as can help women suffering from post-menopause syndrome have sound sleep.

black sesame seeds
Prevention Of Cancer

Sesame seeds have been found to be quite effective in preventing colon cancer. Colon cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world and regular consumption of sesame seeds in the right proportion can prevent colon cancer quite effectively. The mineral content in the seeds neutralizes the cancer causing chemicals that give rise to cancerous cells.

Bone Health

Black Sesame Seeds contain zinc which helps in increasing bone density. This is why it is essential for older people to consume the seeds in right proportion on a regular basis. Zinc is also important to maintain other bodily function in a proper way.

Sesame seeds are nowadays available in packaged form which means one can easily buy the seeds and keep them on shelves for a long time. However, it is better to check the date of packaging before making a purchase.

All About The Tamarind Seeds


To understand Tamarind Seeds, it is important to understand the tamarind plant itself. The tamarind plant is called Tamarindus Indica in its scientific name. This plant grows slowly and lives long. Under favorable conditions the Tamarind tree can grow to heights of100 feet and a trunk circumference of 25 feet. It is a hardy plant since it can grow in deep alluvial soil, rocky land, and amongst a soil of porous limestone. It can also be grown near the seashore as salt from the sea does not affect it.
Tamarind Seeds

The tamarind plant is said to have originated from Africa and then its cultivation spread to many parts of the world including India. From the Arab empires, its knowledge and cultivation spread more widely in the country. Today it is cultivated in many countries of the world because of its many uses. At present India’s tamarind orchards produce an annual quantity of 3,000,000 tons.

  1. A good appetizer: Tamarind Seeds work as great appetizer when they are roasted and boiled after their seed coats are removed and being soaked. The seeds of this plant are edible and the flour made after grounding them can be used to bake cakes and breads. They are a source of polysaccharides that can be commercially used to manufacture thickening agents. Extracts from the seeds have been used as a stabilizer in ice cream.
  2. Economic substitute for coffee: Roasted Tamarind Seeds are used a substitute for coffee used in India and Thailand.
  3. Medicinal properties: Almost all parts of the plant have some medicinal uses. Powdered seeds are widely used during dysentery and digestive disorders.
  4. Use in industry: In Indian textile industry, tamarind kernels have found use as starch when they are grinded into powder, and it is fast growing into an effective alternative to corn starch. The Tamarind Seeds powder is also used in various other industrial purposes such as, among others, color printing of textiles, sizing paper, treating leather, manufacturing structural plastic, a stabilizer for bricks, a binder for sawdust and even as thickener in some kinds of explosives. The coat of seeds is tannin-rich and so is used as adhesive for plywood and in dyeing and tanning.
Today, a large part of India's production of tamarind is exported to West Asia, Europe and America for making many of their manufacture food products. Tamarind paste is used in various culinary dishes in India and Mexico.

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Jojoba Seeds: Amazing Properties And Uses

Jojoba Seeds are the seeds of Jojoba plants scientifically named as Simmondsia chinensis, a kind of perennial shrub growing mainly in Mexico and western region of United States. This plant consists of bluish-green leaves and its extracts are good for skin specially the oil. The shape and color of jojoba seeds resembles that of coffee beans but close examination reveals vast differences. The seeds are larger and their shapes and sizes are not uniform.

Jojoba oil:

When the Jojoba Seeds are crushed, it produces beautiful golden-yellow oil that can be processed to remove odor and color. The oil is good for skin and scalp.

Mentioned below are some properties:

Jojoba oil comprises of rich properties which makes it an important constituent for nutrition, cosmetics and medicine. Jojoba Seeds has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties making it usable for various medicinal purposes.

Jojoba Oil
Listed below are some of the uses of Jojoba plants:
  1. Health uses- The seeds of Jojoba plant are used by native Indians, Americans and Mexicans for producing different kinds of medicines used for curing kidney disorders, cancer and skin conditions treatment like eczema, acne, skin bacteria, psoriasis and skin fungi.
  2. Nutritional Uses- The seeds of Jojoba plants are used for chewing food or dietary supplement by the Native Americans and in recent times it is being used for preparing coffee like beverage.
  3. Cosmetics -Jojoba oil as previously said is good for scalp and skin are used as an ingredient in manufacturing body lotions, shampoos, moisturizers, liquid soaps, sunscreen lotions, perfumes and massage oils.
  4. Biodiesel- The oil is also used as biodiesel fuel for trucks, cars and biodegradable lubricant.
  5. Jojoba butter- Produced from waxy jojoba oil these are odorless and colorless as well as healthy.

As the recent research implies that this oil can be used for far better purposes than being used presently, these are applicable for controlling pesticides and white flies. These seeds contain monoglucosides and simmondsins thus making it an appetite suppressant. Moreover when processed it can be used for producing petroleum lubricants.

Favorable condition for growing Jojoba plant:
  1. Climate- It grows best in hot weather condition in summer and warm weather condition in winter.
  2. Soil texture- It requires low fertile soil with low water resources such as rocky, sandy and decomposed soils. It has the capability of producing good yield without the use of the fertilizers.
  3. Irrigation systems-The plant needs intensive watering in spring and winter season encouraging better growth of the plant.

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