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Sesame Seed

Sesame Seed

Description

Sesame seed, the small, oval seed of the tropical, Pedaliacaea plant, Sesamum indicum. These seeds are concentrated sources of vegetable protein, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and riboflavin. Sesame seeds are also very high in lipids and calories, and should be consumed sparingly by those on a Weight Reduction Diet.

Caloric Content

1 2
Calories: 52 161
Protein: 1.60 4.82 gm
Carbohydrates: 2.11 7.31 gm
Fiber: .41 2.41 gm
Total fats: 4.47 13.63 gm
Saturated fats: .626 1.909 gm
Unsaturated fats:3.64811.123 gm
Cholesterol: 0 0 mg



1. Raw - 1 tablespoon
2. Roasted, Toasted - 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

Vitamin Content

1 2 USRDA
Vitamin A: 1 - 5000 IU
Thiamine:.071 - 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.022 - 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:.071 - 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - - 300 mcg
Niacin: .406 - 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid:.005 - 10 mg
Folic acid: 8.7 - 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 0 - 60 mg
Vitamin E: - - 30 IU



1. Raw - 1 tablespoon
2. Roasted, Toasted - 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

Mineral Content

1 2 USRDA
Calcium: 88 2811000 mg
Copper: .367.701 2 mg
Iron:1.314.19 18 mg
Magnesium: 32 101 400 mg
Manganese:.221.709 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 57 1811000 mg
Potassium: 42 135 n/a mg
Selenium: - - n/a mcg
Sodium: 1 3 n/a mg
Zinc: .702.03 15 mg



1. Raw - 1 tablespoon
2. Roasted, Toasted - 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

Amino Acid Content

1 2
Tryptophan:.035 .105 gm
Threonine:.066 .200 gm
Isoleucine:.069 .207 gm
Leucine:.122 .369 gm
Lysine:.051 .154 gm
Methionine:.053 .159 gm
Cysteine:.032 .097 gm
Phenylalanine:.085 .255 gm
Tyrosine: .067 .202 gm
Valine:.089 .269 gm
Arginine:.237 .714 gm
Histidine:.047 .142 gm
Alanine:.083 .252 gm
Aspartic acid:.148 .447 gm
Glutamic acid:.3561.074 gm
Glycine:.109 .330 gm
Proline:.073 .220 gm
Serine:.087 .263 gm



1. Raw - 1 tablespoon
2. Roasted, Toasted - 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

References

Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1984.

United States Department of Agriculture. 1984. Composition of Foods: Nut and Seed Products-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Wash, D.C.

 


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