What are Black Sesame Seeds? Black sesame seeds are small, flat seeds, dark in color, that are used in cooking or for their medicinal properties. The use of sesame seeds and sesame oil dates back thousands of years. They have a sweet and nutty flavor. Black sesame seeds are often used in Middle Eastern, Indian and Chinese Asian cooking and are quite high in nutritional value. The seeds are harvested and dried during early fall and then used for culinary or medicinal purposes.
Raw nuts and seeds Nuts and seeds are an amazing nutrient-dense snack but like grains and legumes, they also contain substances that interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Raw nuts and seeds have notable phytic acid, a form of bound Phosphorus, which is a protectant and antioxidant for the plants. The phytic acid is useful to safeguard the seeds until germination but when eaten by humans, it binds to minerals in the gastrointestinal tract and causes irritation