In traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds have sweet and neutral properties, and are associated with the kidney and liver meridians.
They function to tonify yin jing and blood, moisten the intestines, and help build the spirit, or shen.
A good source of calcium, fiber, iron, protein, phosphorus, magnesium and more. Sesame seeds have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and aroma that is enhanced by lightly heating.
Black sesame seeds can be added to your favorite granolas, yogurts, energy bars, crackers, soups, sauces, dips or breads, sprinkle them on salads, pasta and more for a unique nutty flavor!