Sesame seeds rank highest in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols of nearly all nuts, seeds, legumes and grains. Phytosterols are plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol that act in the intestine to lower cholesterol absorption.
Sesame seeds contain magnesium and other nutrients. Sesame seeds have been shown to prevent diabetes, and it can also improve plasma glucose in hypersensitive diabetics.
The high copper content in sesame seeds prevents and relieves arthritis, and strengthens bones, joints and blood vessels.
Sesame seeds are particularly rich in iron. They’re highly recommended for those with anemia and weakness.