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Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich seeds that have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. These seeds are a great source of fiber and protein, they may help reduce heart disease risk factors. These seeds also may lower blood pressure due to being high in magnesium. Lastly sesame seeds are a great source of B Vitamins. Keep an eye out for Friday’s recipe for our sesame seed inspired dish.

For a sweet treat try out this Sesame Brittle!

Instructions:

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup honey

Pinch of Atlantic Sea Salt

¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon of water

1 cup of raw sesame seeds

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 teaspoons of butter

¼ teaspoon of baking soda

Instructions: Put the sugar, honey, salt, nutmeg and water into a saucepan and heat on medium heat until a smooth slurry is formed. Next stir in the sesame seeds. Now cook the sesame mixture, stirring often until the mixture turns an amber caramel color this should take 5 to 10 minutes. Next remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and butter. Once the butter has completely melted into the mixture, stir in the baking soda. Pour the mixture out onto a baking sheet and cool. Once cooled and hardened, break into pieces and enjoy.