Friday, August 8, 2008

Mommy, I want a treat - part 6

Black Sesame Seed powder.
I got obsessed with Black Sesame seeds when I was in Sydney.
I ate black sesame seeds icecream, pudding... and then I discovered the powder!!
It's awesome!!
You can put it in anything! Yoghurt, cornflakes, milk, vegetables...

Sesame seeds are believed to be one of the worlds' first spices.
Not only are they a culinar treat, they also have medicinal uses.
In traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds have sweet and neutral properties, and are associated with the Kidney and Liver meridians. They function to tonify yin jing and blood, moisten the intestines, and help build the spirit, or shen.
Black sesame seeds are an extremely good source of calcium and have high amounts of protein, phosphorous, iron and magnesium.
It can help patients recover from serious illnesses and fevers, treat constipation and promote regular bowel movements.
The Confirming Friend LOVES going to the bathroom!!!
Black sesame seeds with polygonum keeps a person's hair looking rich and dark.

http://www.naturopathydigest.com/nutrition_herbs/herbs/black_sesame_seeds.php

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