Hello dear readers. Do you use sesame and sesame oil in your dishes? Do you know that their benefits rolls over? Personally, I recently began to regularly buy these small seeds and was surprised how much more diverse and interesting my food became. But it turns out that the use of sesame is much wider than just adding it to different dishes.
What is sesame?
Sesame - These are small seeds, which characteristically crunch in dishes seasoned with sesame and have a delicate flavor. Sesame is also called sesame.
It is interesting that in ancient times sesame was seriously considered as one of the components for the legendary elixir of immortality, which may be why in Eastern countries til is still consumed in unbelievable quantities. There it is added to almost all products and dishes.
Useful properties of sesame
All that humanity owes to sesame has a single reason - a unique chemical composition. It contains a lot of protein, polyunsaturated acids (responsible for lowering blood cholesterol levels), calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and fiber.
Sesame is the main source of lime in the human body, which is usually acutely deficient. It is believed that use per day at least a gram of ten seeds will fill the lack of lime, which is very small in juices, both in vegetable and fruit.
By the way if you chew a little sunflower seed, you can greatly blunt the feeling of hunger.
It is the richest source of fiber, and fiber promotes regular bowel function, preventing diseases of the digestive tract, including cancer.
The vitamins (especially E and group B) and the minerals (especially zinc and calcium) contained in sesame are involved in many metabolic processes.
If you look at the scale of vegetable oils, sesame oil (otherwise sesame oil) takes 3 honorable place, immediately after the almond and pistachio oils.
By the way, sesame seed oil is much cheaper and more accessible than the other two leaders of the world of vegetable oils. It contains important antioxidants (sesaminol and sesamol), which are practically not found in other products or are found in extremely small quantities.
Meanwhile, it is these esters that are responsible for another wonderful property of this oil - a long shelf life (up to 9 years) without changing the chemical composition. Sesamol, in fact, is a very powerful natural antioxidant.
Treatment of cold sesame oil
Sesame seed from ancient times was used by patients to facilitate breathing during exacerbation of asthma and lung diseases. The same applies to seed oil.
A drop of sesame oil, applied to a cotton swab, will help to gently and harmlessly clean the ear canal to the child.
Recipe for prolonged colds:
At bedtime, warm the sesame oil in a water bath to the temperature of the human body (36-38 degrees), quickly rub it into the chest and cover with a warm blanket.
Sesame seed for women
In the Middle Ages, women who took care of their health daily chewed a teaspoon of sesame. It was thought to be very beneficial for the female reproductive system. Him the seed increases blood flow during menstruation.
However, this is why pregnant women need to eat sesame carefully. On the one hand, a high concentration of calcium contributes to the formation of the skeleton of the future baby, but on the other with excessive sesame craze there is a risk of losing a child.
Also sesame reduces the risk of mastopathy and other inflammations of the mammary glands.
With mastopathy rubbing sesame oil can help. If not, then you can simply chop the sesame seeds in a coffee grinder, add a little vegetable oil and apply the resulting gruel to the breast.
In the mixture with the addition of flaxseed and poppy seeds, sesame also acts as a strong aphrodisiac, and equally to both men and women.
Sesame leaves decoction make your hair smooth, relieve scalp irritation, dandruff and eczema, accelerate hair growth.
Sesame for the digestive system
It turns out that the stomach is very sensitive to sesame seed. Therefore, use sesame should be in limited quantities.
Reception on an empty stomach provokes nausea, thirst and irritates the mucous membrane of the digestive system.
In order to somehow smooth out the side effects of taking sesame, it is recommended to use it roasted or with honey.
In this case, it will reduce the appetite, but do not rush to use it as an additional means for losing weight - from fat sesame.
Sesame oil helps with constipation, and boiled seeds dissolved in honey flower stop diarrhea. In general, sesame oil is much more useful for the digestive system than fresh seeds.
In case of peptic ulcer, gastritis and constipation, take 0.5–1 tbsp. oil room temperature daily up to 3 times a day.
The basis of this technique is the property of sesame to remove toxins from the body.
1 tbsp. sesame seeds should be thoroughly ground in a coffee grinder, taken before meals 3 times a day with enough water.
Strictly calculated dose will help lose a few extra pounds.
The use of sesame oil for cosmetic purposes
Sesame oil today is very actively used in the production of medical cosmetics.
Cosmetics against UV-rays based on sesame oil are good and very effective.
Sesame seed oil can be used for massagebecause it has all the necessary properties: it relaxes tired muscles, gently warms, heals minor abrasions, bruises and burns. Plus, this is a light, pleasant aroma with a nut plume.
Face masksin which sesame oil is involved as a base oil, refresh skin color, narrow pores, eliminate redness.
Anti-Aging Recipe with Sesame Seeds: A tablespoon of sesame seeds mixed with 1 teaspoon ground ginger and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar. Take this mixture once a day for a teaspoon.
And also sesame oil is useful to lubricate the cracks and corns - heal with amazing speed.
Good sesame and in the role of a home dentist.
Recipe for oral health:
Take in the mouth 1 tbsp. Sesame oil, hold in your mouth for 2-3 minutes (you can and more), making light sucking and rinsing movements, but not swallowing.
If this procedure becomes a habit, you can forget about caries, gum disease and unpleasant visits to the dentist.
Sesame oil is an excellent tool for daily care of the skin of the face and body, including the delicate skin around the eyes. It softens, moisturizes, nourishes the skin, reduces peeling and irritation, restores the protective functions of the epidermis.
For nutrition and massage of the skin Apply a few drops of sesame oil to the tips of the fingers and rub into the skin with light massaging movements.
For cleansing the skin Apply a few drops of oil to a swab moistened with warm water and wipe the skin.
Among other things, sesame oil is recommended to drink in violation of metabolic processes in the body, hyperthyroids, joint diseases, intestinal colic (you need to rub a small amount of oil into the skin of the abdomen), kidney stones, inflammation of the gallbladder, anemia and even with internal bleeding.
The use of sesame in the diet
Sesame goes well with almost any product, so the most famous use of seeds is as a condiment for confectionery, for baking, for meat.
If you want to enhance the taste of sesame, then before adding it to food, you need to slightly bake it in a frying pan, then its flavor will open even brighter.
These seeds are used in syroedeniya, for example, for the preparation of sesame milk.
You can grind it and sprinkle it on top of a salad, porridge or sushi.. Today, whole, sometimes roasted sesame seeds are used in cooking. They are sprinkled with bread, biscuits, as well as ice cream and desserts.
In Chinese cuisine is widely used Sesame oil. From residues after squeezing the oil is prepared sweets. In the near and far eastern cuisine is popular mashed sesame seeds paste - takhina.
For its production is used white kunzhut, and the paste itself is used for production sweet desserts, and together with sugar and honey - for making halva.
These seeds go well with rice.. They are also often added to vegetable dishes, in breading when roasting chicken and fish.
And here are five more great ways to use sesame.
In Japanese cuisine, fried sesame is added to beef dishes. Sesame seeds are seasoned with salads, and sesame oil, even in small quantities, gives the dishes a pleasant nutty flavor.
Try adding sesame to regular vegetable salad. And you will be very pleased with the result!
- 2 tomatoes,
- 1 cucumber,
- One Bulgarian pepper,
- 1 onion,
- 3 tbsp. spoons of olive oil
- pepper, salt.
And add to all this a gram of 15 grams of sesame (I lightly fried it). The taste becomes really exquisite!
Crushed sesame seeds are used in spice mixtures in the Middle East and Asia.
Sesame has a sweet, nutty flavor that becomes stronger when roasted. To do this, sesame seeds are placed in a dry frying pan and kept on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. You need to stir and shake the pan frequently, until they are lightly browned and start to bounce.
Now you have learned a lot about sesame and sesame oil. It remains only to begin to apply this product in the kitchen, as cosmetics and as a treatment. Good luck to you!