The latest series of Jamie’s Super Food, saw him head to South Korea to discover the nation’s healthy eating secrets.
South Korea has very low obesity rates – just 6%, compared to 25% in Britain. Nuts and seeds are a super-important part of a healthy, balanced diet, and Koreans eat five times as many sesame seeds than we do here in the UK.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SESAME SEEDS
These super seeds are a source of B vitamins which are good for keeping our metabolism healthy, and they contain phosphorus, which helps to maintain our bones and teeth. Seeds are also high in unsaturated fat, which helps to lower cholesterol. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, such as the kinds found in sesame seeds, could therefore help protect against coronary heart disease.
Tuck into these simple suggestions below for more ways to include beneficial sesame seeds in your diet. From baking to salads and dressings to seafood, these seeds are so versatile, and should be an essential in any kitchen store cupboard.
OUR FAVOURITE RECIPES
For more tasty and nutritious meals for the family, head to Jamie’s Family Food hub.