Grinding sesame seeds improves the aroma and makes the nutrients easier to be digested fully
Ground and roasted sesame seeds. To enjoy the aroma of freshly ground sesame, you can use a mortar and pestle or a sesame seed grinder. Also, ground sesame seeds are sold in grocery stores in Japan, which are convenient and easy to use.
Rich in fat and protein, they also contain plenty of essential amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants like sesamin. Crushing the hard outer layer of the sesame seeds also makes the nutrients within easier to absorb.
Compared to sesame seeds in grain, ground sesame seeds have more surface area which makes them oxidize quicker, so long-term storage is not recommended. Refrigerate after opening and use as soon as possible.
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