Sesame Seeds
Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos

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Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos
Sesame Seeds

(Sesame Seeds) Sesame seeds come from the seed pods of Sesamum indicum. They were used by the Assyrians as far back as 1,600 - 3,000 B.C.E., depending on the reference source. We use sesame seeds as an outer coating for some of our bread and roll recipes, and as an ingredient in dips, dressings, and other recipes. See the nutritional chart below.
The actual size of the sesame seeds can be seen in the photo to the left.

Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried

Refuse: 0%  
Scientific Name:  Sesamum indicum
NDB No: 12023 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 cup
-------
144g
1.00 X 1 tbsp
-------
9g
Proximates
Water
g
4.69
65
0.180
6.75
0.42
Energy
kcal
573
0
0.000
825
52
Energy
kJ
2397
0
0.000
3452
216
Protein
g
17.73
61
0.256
25.53
1.60
Total lipid (fat)
g
49.67
58
0.501
71.52
4.47
Ash
g
4.45
59
0.152
6.41
0.40
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
23.45
0
0.000
33.77
2.11
Fiber, total dietary
g
11.8
0
0.000
17.0
1.1
Sugars, total
g
0.30
3
0.006
0.43
0.03
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
975
21
102.528
1404
88
Iron, Fe
mg
14.55
16
1.587
20.95
1.31
Magnesium, Mg
mg
351
3
23.961
505
32
Phosphorus, P
mg
629
20
23.830
906
57
Potassium, K
mg
468
4
34.612
674
42
Sodium, Na
mg
11
3
6.384
16
1
Zinc, Zn
mg
7.75
4
0.536
11.16
0.70
Copper, Cu
mg
4.082
4
1.277
5.878
0.367
Manganese, Mn
mg
2.460
3
0.723
3.542
0.221
Selenium, Se
mcg
34.4
16
6.162
49.5
3.1
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
4
0.000
0.0
0.0
Thiamin
mg
0.791
8
0.084
1.139
0.071
Riboflavin
mg
0.247
10
0.034
0.356
0.022
Niacin
mg
4.515
10
0.227
6.502
0.406
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.050
1
0.000
0.072
0.005
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.790
1
0.000
1.138
0.071
Folate, total
mcg
97
0
0.000
140
9
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
97
0
0.000
140
9
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
97
0
0.000
140
9
Choline, total
mg
25.6
0
0.000
36.9
2.3
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
0
0.000
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
5
0
0.000
7
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
9
8
6.094
13
1
Lycopene
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.25
0
0.000
0.36
0.02
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
0.00
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
0.000
0
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
0.0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
6.957
0
0.000
10.018
0.626
4:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
14:0
g
0.124
1
0.000
0.179
0.011
16:0
g
4.441
761
0.000
6.395
0.400
18:0
g
2.090
761
0.000
3.010
0.188
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
18.759
0
0.000
27.013
1.688
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.149
17
0.000
0.215
0.013
18:1 undifferentiated
g
18.521
761
0.000
26.670
1.667
20:1
g
0.070
9
0.000
0.101
0.006
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
21.773
0
0.000
31.353
1.960
18:2 undifferentiated
g
21.375
761
0.000
30.780
1.924
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.376
25
0.000
0.541
0.034
18:4
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Phytosterols
mg
714
0
0.000
1028
64
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.388
13
0.000
0.559
0.035
Threonine
g
0.736
19
0.000
1.060
0.066
Isoleucine
g
0.763
19
0.000
1.099
0.069
Leucine
g
1.358
19
0.000
1.956
0.122
Lysine
g
0.569
19
0.000
0.819
0.051
Methionine
g
0.586
19
0.000
0.844
0.053
Cystine
g
0.358
10
0.000
0.516
0.032
Phenylalanine
g
0.940
19
0.000
1.354
0.085
Tyrosine
g
0.743
14
0.000
1.070
0.067
Valine
g
0.990
19
0.000
1.426
0.089
Arginine
g
2.630
18
0.000
3.787
0.237
Histidine
g
0.522
18
0.000
0.752
0.047
Alanine
g
0.927
13
0.000
1.335
0.083
Aspartic acid
g
1.646
13
0.000
2.370
0.148
Glutamic acid
g
3.955
13
0.000
5.695
0.356
Glycine
g
1.215
13
0.000
1.750
0.109
Proline
g
0.810
13
0.000
1.166
0.073
Serine
g
0.967
13
0.000
1.392
0.087
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)