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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 2224-2232
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.232


Enlightening Food Application and Mega Health Benefits of Sesamum indicum L
Amandeep1*, Manju Sharma1 and Vinod Kumar2
1Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
2Department of Bioscience, Government College Kanina, Kanina, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

From ancient time (over 5000 years) oil crops like Sesame, Brassica, Olea europaea, etc. have given importance for their nutritional, medicinal and food products properties. One of important oil crop belonging to Pedaliaceae family is Sesamum indicum L., is an annual plant and being neglected because of many reasons. India and China are the world’s largest producers of Sesame, The oil content of Sesame seed varies from 28% to 59%. Sesame oil serve as natural sources of antioxidants i.e. lignans which improves flavor and taste and contributes to greater shelf-life of foods. Sesame seed is rich source of protein. Sesame seeds are used for making flour, breads and cakes. Sesame oil has been used as salad oil and cooking oil. In Ayurveda Sesame is oil is preferred for its medicinal use. Presence of high level PUFAs in Sesame oil reduces blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and plays a central role in preventing atherosclerosis, heart diseases and cancers. The major content of sesamin and sesamolin in Sesame known to have a cholesterol lowering effect in humans and to prevent high blood pressure. Sesame oil sustains high density lipoprotein cholesterol and lower density lipoprotein cholesterol. The antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diabetic and anti fungal actives has been also reported in Sesame seed. Contribution of Sesame is countable in food and health industry because of richness in unsaturated fatty acids, sulfur containing amino acids.


Keywords: Sesamin, Sesamolin, Unsaturated fatty acids, Heart diseases, Cancers
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Amandeep, Manju Sharma and Vinod Kumar. 2019. Enlightening Food Application and Mega Health Benefits of Sesamum indicumInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 2224-2232. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.232