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Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalised in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods. The flowers of the sesame seed plant are yellow, though they can vary in colour with some being blue or purple. The word sesame is from Latin sesamum, borrowed from Greek sesamon "seed or fruit of the sesame plant", borrowed from Semitic (cf. Aramaic shumshema, Arabic simsim), from Late Babylonian shawash-shammu, itself from Assyrian shamash-shammu, from shaman shammi "plant oil". In Hindu legends and beliefs, tales are told in which sesame seeds represent a symbol of immortality and the God Maha Vishnu's consort Maha Sri Devi herself representing the properties of the sesame seed, as such it is considered as the most auspicious oil next to Ghee used in Hindu rituals and prayers, the black sesame seeds are used in ancestral homage rituals called Darpanam (also called Tarpana in Kannada) and also the oil to pacify the malefic effect of Lord Shani (Saturn). Women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of honey and sesame seeds to prolong youth and beauty, while Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy. Sesame seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol). They contain lignans, including unique content of sesamin, which are phytoestrogens with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Among edible oils from six plants, sesame oil had the highest antioxidant content. Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol, but do not contain caffeine. The nutrients of sesame seeds are better absorbed if they are ground or pulverised before consumption, as in tahini.

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Sesame Seeds 6x250g Sesame Seeds 6x250g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01966
7.88
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Sesame Seeds 6x125g Sesame Seeds 6x125g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
07502
4.91
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Sesame Seeds 6x500g Sesame Seeds 6x500g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
16023
3.81
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Sesame Seeds 6x250g Sesame Seeds 6x250g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01964
7.43
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Sesame Seeds 6x125g Sesame Seeds 6x125g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01965
4.46
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Sesame Seeds Black 6x125g Sesame Seeds Black 6x125g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
93464
6.72
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Sesame Seeds 25kg Sesame Seeds 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
06083
90.00
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Sesame Seeds 5kg Sesame Seeds 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
02522
23.40
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Sesame Seeds 1kg Sesame Seeds 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
12498
5.04
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Sesame Seeds 25kg Sesame Seeds 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
02518
76.15
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Sesame Seeds 5kg Sesame Seeds 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
02520
19.80
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Sesame Seeds 1kg Sesame Seeds 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
12466
4.26
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Sesame Seeds Black 25kg Sesame Seeds Black 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
93462
144.00
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Sesame Seeds Black 1kg Sesame Seeds Black 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
93463
7.55
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