Sesame Seed Cookies Recipe That Will Make..

Sesame Seed Cookies are a great health food snack. Crunchy, slightly sweet, and loaded with vitamins and minerals, you must start adding these fabulous little seeds to your diet immediately! You can find them and buy them in the stores, but why not try and make them yourself at home? Then you will know what is in them, and plus they are really easy to make.

We've all heard the famous line "Open sesame!" - from Arabian Nights. Did you know that this phrase actually came from the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity? How interesting! Sesame seeds may be one of the oldest ingredients or condiments known to man. Today, many of us know sesame seeds to be an ingredient which adds a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. Sesame seeds are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah. Its is a product that is often available throughout the year, is very affordable to purchase, and holds so much nutritional value to it. These little seeds are definitely on my top ten health foods ingredient list. Here's why:

Sesame seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals! Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.

Isn't that amazing?

Sesame seeds are practical. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity which makes these little babies easy to store. You won't need to worry about spoilage or losing out on what they have to offer.

Sesame seeds are cost effective and readily available. Sesame seeds are found just about anywhere. Either in the bulk section of the grocery store or in the Ethnic or Asian Foods aisle, you'll definitely have no problem finding this ingredient. Also they're super cheap to buy which makes the value to price just so great. All that nutritional value at a super low cost. I'd say that's worth incorporating these little seeds into your diet three or more times a week! These cookies include sesame seeds, are made up of flour, sugar, eggs, vegetable shortening, and milk with a touch of anise, which would give them an interesting flavour. For the full recipe, visit the 'Cooking With Nonna' website! Enjoy!

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