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Sesame is a flowering plant in the genus sesame also called benne. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods or “buns” these seeds were thought to have first originated in India and were mentioned in early Hindu legends. In these legends, tales are told in which sesame seeds represent a symbol of immortality. From India, sesame seeds were introduced throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Sesame seeds were one of the first crops processed for oil as well as one of the earliest condiments. The addition of sesame seeds to baked goods can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times from an ancient’s tomb painting that depicts a baker adding the seeds to bread dough.

Til is one of the oldest oilseed crops known domesticated well over 3000years ago. Also popularly known as sesame seeds they have a renowned reputation as nutrient-rich foods and medicinal foods that have multiple health benefits for human sesame seeds contain the lingams sesamolin, sesamin,  pinoresinol, and lariciresinol. They can help prevent, fight and cure a range of diseases. The incredible advantages of til seeds ensure from their vitamins and minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, and magnesium, a meta-analysis showed that sesame consumption produced small reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Sesame oil studies reported a reduction of oxidative stress markers and lipid peroxidation

Black sesame seeds are particularly rich in iron. They’re highly recommended for those with anemia and weakness. The high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and helping repair damaged body tissues. Regular use of sesame oil can reduce skin cancer. Sesame seed oil can help heart health by preventing atherosclerotic lesions with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound known as sesamol sesame seeds contain magnesium and other nutrients sesame oil has been shown to prevent diabetes, and it can also improve plasma glucose in hypersensitive diabetics. A handful of sesame seeds contain more calcium than a glass of milk. The high zinc content o sesame seeds also boost bone mineral density

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