Sesame Seeds Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 656

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 61g %94

Saturated Fat 9g %45

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 47mg %3

Total Carbohydrate 12g %4

Dietary Fiber 12g %41

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 20g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 60.0mg %4

Iron 6.4mg %35

Potassium 370mg %9

Phosphorus 667.0mg %66

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in sesame seeds

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin K 0.0µg %0

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin C 0.0mg %0

Vitamin A 66.0IU %2

Choline, total 25.6mg %5

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.3mg %6

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1mg %7

Vitamin E 1.7mg %11

Vitamin B6 0.4mg %31

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 5.8mg %36

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.7mg %58

Minerals in sesame seeds

Sodium 47.0mg %3

Calcium 60.0mg %5

Potassium 370.0mg %10

Iron 6.4mg %35

Zinc 6.7mg %48

Selenium 34.4µg %63

Manganese 1.4mg %63

Phosphorus 667.0mg %67

Magnesium 345.0mg %82

Copper 1.4mg %156

Amino Acids in sesame seeds

Lysine 0.7g %29

Isoleucine 0.8g %50

Valine 1.0g %50

Leucine 1.5g %51

Threonine 0.7g %65

Histidine 0.6g %73

Tyrosine 0.8g %84

Phenylalanine 0.9g %100

Tryptophan 0.3g %110

Methionine 0.9g %113

Cystine 0.4g %143

Fatty Acids in sesame seeds

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of sesame seeds is 100.0/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Sesame Seeds has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Lysine 45 33
Isoleucine 30 38
Valine 39 49
Leucine 59 75
Threonine 23 37
Histidine 15 28
Tryptophan 6 17
Met+Cys 22 66
Phe+Tyr 30 87

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in sesame seeds is 1.2 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of sesame seeds is 6.3 which makes it a high energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in sesame seeds as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for sesame seeds is 17/100 low).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for sesame seeds

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 4.81 <12
Potassium:Sodium 7.87 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 0.17 <2
Iron:Copper 4.57 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.09 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

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This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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