Black sesame seed nutrition

Black sesame seeds are rich in a number of nutrients. Just 2 tablespoons (14 grams) of black sesame seeds contain (2Trusted Source):

  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Carbs: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Calcium: 18% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 16% of the DV
  • Phosphorus: 11% of the DV
  • Copper: 83% of the DV
  • Manganese: 22% of the DV
  • Iron: 15% of the DV
  • Zinc: 9% of the DV
  • Saturated Fat: 1 gram
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3 grams
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 grams

Rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that play an important role in preventing or slowing different types of cell damage in your body.

One type of cellular damage that antioxidants are believed to protect against is oxidative stress. Long-term oxidative stress may contribute to the development of many chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Some foods are better sources of antioxidants than others. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains are some of the best sources.