Have you already tried sesame seed butter in the not-so-distant past and now you can’t get it out of your head? Instead of heading out to find a jar of it, continue reading this article. Below you will come across a recipe for making sesame seed butter from scratch, which is a lot healthier than its supermarket-bought counterpart.
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If you want to be healthy, rid your kitchen of anything that is loaded with sugar, sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol and so many other unnecessary ingredients such as artificial colorings, flavorings and preservatives. Then you should also introduce more healthy stuff into your life, and sesame seed butter is one of them.
Compared to regular butter, sesame seed butter — particularly the kind that you make at home — is loaded with nutrients that are good for you and devoid of anything that can put your health in some form of danger.
One of the most impressive things about sesame seed butter is it’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. What makes omega-3 fatty acids good for you is the fact that it is capable of controlling inflammation. According to scientists, inflammation can actually be blamed for so many different health problems, from heart disease to cancer.
However, it’s not just omega-3 fatty acids that you can obtain from your homemade sesame seed butter, but many others. Some of them include magnesium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, zinc and B vitamins.
It’s because of its amazing nutritional profile why sesame seed butter is capable of:
Lowering heart disease risk
It is known to help in controlling high blood pressure as well as high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
Regulating blood sugar
Sesame seed butter is a rich source of fiber that helps regulate the amount of sugar released into the bloodstream at any given time.
Fiber in this homemade healthy butter helps facilitate the process of digestion and also the evacuation of the bowels.
Strengthening the bones
Calcium and a few other nutrients in sesame seed butter work together in making the bones tough, thus warding off osteoporosis.
Relieving painful joints
Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids in this type of butter, your joints can be kept from being stiff and painful.
Reducing cancer risk
It’s also because of those inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids why sesame seed butter may help fend off deadly cancer.
Beautifying skin and hair
Sesame seed butter yields zinc, which is a mineral that helps in keeping both skin and hair healthy, strong and beautiful.
There are so many other health perks that you can obtain simply by including sesame seed butter into your diet, but this article is primarily about teaching you how to make it from scratch!
So without any more ado, here’s the recipe:
2 cups of sesame seeds (raw)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of organic honey
-Grab a flat-bottomed frying pan. Using low heat, toast sesame seeds. Keep on stirring for an even roasting. Immediately switch off the stove and transfer sesame seeds to a bowl once they are lightly browned.
-In a blender, blend toasted sesame seeds until they end up clumpy. From time to time, stop blending and scrape the sides of the blended using a small rubber spatula.
-Once really clumpy, it’s time to add coconut oil. Blend until you end up with a really smooth consistency. Feel free to add a little more coconut oil if you want the finished product to be on the runny side.
-Add organic honey and blend once again. If you want, you may also use maple syrup as a sweetener. Some people actually use organic palm or coconut sugar.
-Transfer to a clean container and keep in the refrigerator when not in use.