Sesame Seeds Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Sesame Seeds.


There are 160 calories in Sesame Seeds.


Nutrition Facts
Sesame Seeds
Serving Size:


oz (28 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 122
Calories 160

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 grams

Saturated Fat 1.9 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat 6 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 5.1 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 3.1 milligrams

Potassium 135 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 7.3 grams

Dietary Fiber 4 grams

Protein 4.8 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 160 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 43 minutes
Running (6mph) 15 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 22 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is sesame seeds used for?

Sesame seeds are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are commonly added to certain foods to provide a nutty flavor and crunchy texture. Sesame seeds are also used as an ingredient in soap, cosmetics, lubricants, and medicines.

What is sesame seeds called in India?

Sesame or sesamum indicum L. is commonly known as ‘Till‘ in India. Sesame seed is one of the oldest oilseed crops known. It was domesticated over 3000 years ago.

What is sesame seed in English?

Sesame (/ˈsɛzəmiː/ or /ˈsɛsəmiː/; Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum, also called benne. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods.

Is flaxseed and sesame the same?

Sesame seeds contain 14.6 mg of iron whereas flaxseeds contain about 5.7 mg of iron content, making sesame a better option. Sesame seeds do not contain any vitamin C but flaxseeds contain 0.6 mg of it which too is almost negligible. The amount of protein contained in both the seeds is exactly the same.

What is another name for sesame seed?

What is another word for sesame?

bene benne
beniseed gingelly
sesame seed

Who should not eat sesame seeds?

Side Effects of Sesame Seeds:

If sesame seeds are not consumed in the limit, they might cause blood glucose levels to drop below normal. Excessive consumption of sesame seeds can drop blood pressure to dangerously low levels. Fibre from sesame seeds can form a layer over the appendix, causing bloating and pain.

Are sesame seeds nuts?

Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch. Although sesame seeds are classified as seeds and not nuts, the proteins in sesame seeds may resemble proteins in certain nuts and may trigger an allergic reaction in children who have a nut allergy.

Where do you get sesame seeds?

Appearance. Sesame seeds are found inside the fruit of a sesame plant, which is an oblong pod with ridges that contains small oval seeds that measure about ⅛ inch long. To remove the seeds from the pod, the sesame fruit is dried which causes it to begin to open, making it easy to shake the seeds free.