Nutrition and DietSesame milk: benefits and properties of the sesame vegetable drink

Sesame milk: benefits and properties of the sesame vegetable drink

Benefits of sesame milk, and information about its different nutritional properties of an interesting plant milk as an alternative to lactose milk.

Plant milks become a healthy and nutritionally adequate alternative to cow’s milk, which, as you surely know, is one of the most lactose-rich beverages. Although it is true that they should not be called with the denomination of “vegetable milk”, being its more correct name that of vegetable drink.

The lactose intolerance is a common disorder (more than you actually think), which affects that person who has a lactase deficiency, not being able to absorb lactose properly in the small intestine, scooting to the large intestine without decomposing, where it begins to ferment.

What is sesame?

As we already discovered in a previous note in which we told you about the different benefits of sesame seeds, they are seeds also known by the name of sesame, and it is characterized by being a plant grown especially for its seeds.

Sesame seeds are especially rich in minerals, among which calcium, iron, zinc, copper, chromium, phosphorus and magnesium stand out; it also provides unsaturated fats and proteins.

Among its most interesting nutritional virtues, we must highlight its virtues when it comes to preventing male infertility due to its zinc content, it helps reduce cholesterol levels and it is ideal for pregnant women who are in menopause.

What about sesame milk (or sesame vegetable drink)?

It is a drink of vegetable origin that is made from the smoothie or shake of raw or roasted sesame seeds, after having soaked them for a few hours to precisely facilitate their subsequent blending. Then, as we will see in the section dedicated to it, they must be filtered or placed to eliminate the remains of seeds that may remain in the liquid.

If you plan to make it at home, you will probably be surprised by its appearance, since it has a color and an aspect quite similar to that of milk of animal origin, regardless of whether it is cow’s milk or goat’s milk.

However, regarding its flavor, it is true that it is a drink especially suitable for those who enjoy the curious flavor of sesame seeds, although it is rather soft.

What benefits does sesame milk offer us?

As we briefly explained to you in the previous lines, sesame milk is a plant-based drink that is obtained from sesame or sesame seeds, and which becomes an excellent alternative for those who cannot drink milk with lactose.

Like soybeans, sesame milk is especially rich in lecithin, unsaturated fatty acids (especially omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids), vitamins and minerals (surprisingly high in calcium).

Among the most interesting benefits of sesame milk, we highlight the following:

  • Helps reduce high blood cholesterol levels.
  • Prevents nervous and brain exhaustion.
  • Avoid arteriosclerosis.
  • Useful in deficiency states: bone weakness, osteoporosis and hair loss.
  • Suitable for treating nervous problems, such as anxiety, stress, irritability or depression.

In addition, it is a very interesting vegetable drink when it is included in weight loss diets, since it has fiber that helps improve intestinal motility and regulates intestinal transit. And as we indicated, it also contains lecithin, which is capable of dissolving fats naturally.

How to make sesame vegetable drink?

As you will see below, the preparation of the sesame vegetable drink is really simple. And it is an excellent option not only if you want to substitute cow’s milk (or any other milk of animal origin), but if you love the taste of sesame seeds, since the drink is left with a very similar flavor.

To make the drink you can use both golden and dark (toasted) sesame seeds. The end result will depend on how you like it best:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • Half a liter of water

Preparation:

  1. Put the sesame seeds in the grinder.
  2. Grind them well.
  3. Now add the ground sesame seeds to the blender glass.
  4. Add the water and beat well.
  5. Then marinate in a saucepan for 4 hours.
  6. After this time filter or strain the drink.
  7. At the moment of serving it you can sweeten it to taste, either with panela, with brown sugar or with honey.

And if you don’t want to drink it right away, you can keep it in a glass bottle in the fridge. It will keep perfectly for 3 days.

You can also make it by following the steps that we indicate in our note dedicated to sesame milk.

When is it not appropriate to consume it?

The truth is that sesame milk has practically no contraindications or side effects. Unless, of course, you have a sesame, seed, or grain allergy. In this case, its consumption is not recommended or advised as a precaution.

On the other hand, it is a vegetable drink that is not recommended for people with diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems.

It is possible that if after eating sesame you have hives, allergic rhinitis, dermatitis or other related problems, it is advisable to consult your doctor since there is the possibility that you have an allergy to sesame.

If you want to know more about other vegetable milks, we advise you to read the following notes:

  • Soy milk
  • Rice milk
  • Sunflower milk
  • Canary seed milk

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