Sesame seeds are highly nutritious, but I assume that for most of us, they are not a staple in our diet. Research shows that they are rich in oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid that helps to lower the "bad cholesterol" in our bloodstream. Sesame seeds are also a great source of good quality plant protein. They contain anti-oxidants that help reduce harmful free radicals in the body. And they are an excellent source of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, folic acid, thiamin (B1), pyridoxine (B6), riboflavin, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and selenium. These nutrients serve many helpful purposes in the body.
1 cup hulled sesame seeds
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Place all ingredients in a container and stir. Then, grind small amounts at a time in a coffee grinder (I use one that is dedicated only to seeds and nuts). Place mixture in a jar and cover with a lid. Store in the fridge.
To serve, sprinkle on salads, pasta, or cooked vegetables. Adding lemon juice enhances the flavors! Although this is a great recipe for an afternoon tea party, it is also delicious sprinkled on pizza!
Today I am linking to Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.