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Sesame seeds on your buns or in your teeth? (Video)

You may be wondering why the sesame seed is on your bun at fastfood restaurants. As it turns out, that annoying seed you get stuck in your teeth may have proven health benefits. Among the advantages to eating out include your sesame seed sandwiches. Although sesame seeds may be purchased in the spice aisle, most shoppers have never considered the other less common uses. Seeds in general pack fatty acid, and sesame seeds can also be allergenic, like your peanut.

Sesame and beef.
Sesame and beef.
Sesame seed bun
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The sesame seed has a combination of oleic acid, antioxidants, and a rich content of vitamins and minerals, help lower bad cholestorol, increase good cholesterol, starve off free radicals and provide niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin, as well as, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper.

The sesame seed may be used in hummus, margarine, and gamashio, and is more often known for its placement on buns. So, although you may be consuming a massive amount of calories and fat already, you won't be skimping on precious vitamins in your fastfood sandwich eating. Fearing the use of chemicals and other food additives in food production, you may now be closer to a cure for your angst, the sesame seed.

You may need a toothpick to get rid of this awful annoyance, but all in all it packs a lot of value in your choice of eating out.


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