Sesame, the seed of health & eternal youth
In ancient times, people believed sesame seed was a source of vigor and eternal youthfulness. Today, we know sesame seeds are gluten-free, rich in fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants, having a favorable effect on cholesterol and blood pressure levels, blood vessel, bone and joint strength and immune response. Sesame is a tasty, versatile ingredient that you can easily integrate in a wide range of food & cuisine applications, whether sweet, savory or exotic.
Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. The scientific name for sesame seeds is Sesamun indicum.
Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.
The worlds one-stop sesame shop
Because of our expertise, scale and reliability, Dipasa is the world’s one-stop sesame shop. Wherever you are in the world and whatever application you have in mind, we can help. Our conventional & organically grown sesame seeds offer maximum flavor without loss of nutritional value. Sesame seeds come in different colors, from cream-white to charcoal-black. Here are just a few of the many delicious ways in which you can use our natural, black, hulled and/or blended seeds:
Conventional and organic
- As a topping on bread, buns and crackers
- Baked into crunchy crackers and sticks, sweet or savory
- Sprinkled on salads, sushi and other exotic dishes
- Ground and processed for confectionary
- Toasted, adding great taste to breads, cookies and exotic foods