Black sesame seeds are excellent for hair and nail growth and to prevent hair graying as well! It is a good source of vitamins and minerals and has a high content of calcium, hence known to help with bone density as well. I found an excellent link with good information on the benefits of black sesame seeds here. Mom would encourage us to eat black sesame seeds everyday. At that point, I did not like the taste as much. Now, I simply LOVE the taste of black sesame seeds!
Mom would make a brittle, using black sesame seeds, peanuts, ghee, raw sugar and cardamom called Kala Til Chikki, which was so damn tasty and I loved eating the black sesame seeds in this form. I want to showcase the benefits of Ghee and Raw sugar(Jaggery) as well here. Ghee and Jaggery are available easily in any Indian store, OR on Amazon.
Ghee is an excellent form of digestion, and must be consumed on a daily basis per ayurveda practices. It helps with the immune system and also has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Mom would make us have warm milk with turmeric, honey and ghee when we would be coughing or had sore throats, cause the ghee in the milk helps to soothe the throat. I found a very informative site here to showcase the benefits of ghee. Hope this is useful.
Jaggery is the most pure form of sugar, or as it is called raw sugar or Gur in Hindi. It is made from sugarcane juice. When I was a kid, we as a family had made a trip to Punjab( a state in North India ), and we were fortunate enough to see the whole process of how jaggery is made. It again has amazing health benefits as listed here. Hope you find this information valuable.
This brittle is extremely good for you, and I hope you get a chance to try it out. It you do, please tag me #thejamlab on Instagram, and/or leave a comment on the blog post.