黑芝麻的好處 Reasons to Eat More Black Sesame

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黑芝麻性味甘平,入肝、腎二經,有潤膚、補血、明目、補益精血、潤燥滑腸、生津等作用。還可降低血糖,增加肝臟及肌糖元含量,也可降低血中膽固醇含量。適合因肝腎不足所致的脫髮、皮膚乾燥、便秘、病後體虛、眩暈等症的中老年人食用。

  • High In Antioxidants
    Sesame seeds contain several antioxidants including sesamin and sesamolin as well as vitamin E. These antioxidants may help to prevent illnesses that can result from chronic oxidative stress such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
  • High In Vitamin E
    Vitamin E can help boost the immune system, reduce the risk of heart attacks and protect the eyes from cataracts. Vitamin E is also believed to have anti-aging effects.
  • Bone Health
    Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium, zinc and several other vitamins and minerals that can help maintain proper bone density and prevent conditions that result from mineral deficiencies like osteoporosis.
  • Respiratory Health
    The magnesium in sesame seeds may help aid the respiratory system and treat certain side effects of asthma.
  • Anti-Inflammatory & Pain Relief
    Sesame seeds are a good source of copper, a mineral known to aid in pain relief from rheumatoid arthritis. Sesame seeds may help reduce swelling and have additional anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
  • Cancer Prevention
    One of the most important benefits of sesame seeds is their potential in the war against cancer. They are high in antioxidants as well as compounds called lignans, which have been found in lab tests to have anti-cancer properties. These substances may inhibit processes that contribute to cancer cell growth while inducing cancer cell death. Studies have shown eating sesame seeds to have positive effects on breast cancer treatment and one study associated daily sesame seed consumption with reduced risk of stomach cancer.
  • High In B-Vitamins
    The many complex B vitamins found in sesame seeds help the body extract energy from food and keep red blood cells healthy.
  • Lower Cholesterol
    The phytosterols in sesame seeds help the body absorb cholesterol and may help balance good and bad cholesterol levels.
  • Lower Blood Pressure
    The compounds in sesame seeds have been shown to relax blood vessels in lab tests and there by reduce blood pressure levels.

簡易香滑芝麻糊 Black sesame dessert

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黑芝麻性味甘平,入肝、腎二經,有潤膚、補血、明目、補益精血、潤燥滑腸、生津等作用。還可降低血糖,增加肝臟及肌糖元含量,也可降低血中膽固醇含量。適合因肝腎不足所致的脫髮、皮膚乾燥、便秘、病後體虛、眩暈等症的中老年人食用。

Prep 準備: 10 minutes | Cook 烹調: 5 minutes | Make 份量: 2 people

材料 Ingredients:

已炒香黑芝麻1/3 杯 1/3 cup of roasted black sesame seed
鮮奶或豆漿2/3杯 約150毫升 2/3 cup of milk or soy milk
水2/3杯 約150毫升 2/3 cup of water
糖2-3湯匙 2-3 tbsp of sugar
粘米粉1湯匙 1 tbsp of rice flour
水2湯匙 2 tbsp of water

做法 Method:

1- 黑芝麻加入半份奶用攪拌機打至滑身, 再用中火將黑芝麻, 餘下的奶, 水, 糖煲至滾起
Blend the black sesame with half portion of the milk until smooth. Mix the mixture with the rest of the milk, water, sugar in a pot. Heat it up over medium heat until the mixture is boiled.
2- 粘米粉和2湯匙水攪勻至無粒, 熄火, 一面加入粘米粉水, 一面搞至杰身即可
Mix the rice flour with the 2 tbsp of water until smooth. Add the mixture into the sesame mixture. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Serve it in hot.

貼士 Tips
1- 買不到炒香芝麻的話, 可以用普通黑芝麻, 再用中火白鑊將它炒香, 或用黑芝麻也是可以的
 You can use raw black sesame seed if you cannot find the roasted one. Stir-fry it without oil in a pan over medium heat until it is fragrant.

2- 甜味隨自己口味加減糖的份量
Adjust the sugar portion according to your preference.

Source of image: Eat.omy.sg