Sesame milk: benefits and properties of the sesame vegetable drink
The vegetable milks they become a healthy and adequate alternative from a nutritional point of view to cow's milk, which as you surely know, is one of the richest lactose drinks. Although it is true that they should not be called "vegetable milk", their name is more correct vegetable drink.
Lactose intolerance is a common disorder (more than actually thought), which affects the person who has a lactase deficit, not being able to absorb lactose correctly in the small intestine, passing quickly 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 talked about the different benefits of sesame seeds, are some seeds also known by the name of sesame, and is characterized for being a plant cultivated 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 for its zinc content, helps reduce cholesterol levels and is ideal for pregnant women who are in menopause.
And the sesame milk (or sesame vegetable drink)?
It is a beverage of vegetable origin that is made from the liquefied or milkshake of the Sesame seeds raw or toasted, after having left them to soak for a few hours to facilitate precisely their subsequent liquefying. 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 look 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 indicated for those who enjoy the curious taste of sesame seeds, although it is rather mild.
What benefits does sesame milk offer us?
As we explained briefly in the previous lines, Sesame milk is a beverage of vegetable origin that is obtained from sesame or sesame seeds, and that it becomes an excellent alternative for those who can not drink milk with lactose.
Like soya, sesame milk is especially rich in lecithin, unsaturated fatty acids (most notably omega 6 and omega 9), vitamins and minerals (surprising for its high calcium content).
Between the benefits of sesame milk More interesting, we highlight the following:
- It helps reduce high blood cholesterol levels.
- Prevents nervous and cerebral exhaustion.
- Avoid arteriosclerosis.
- Useful in deficiency states: bone weakness, osteoporosis and hair loss.
- Suitable in the treatment of nervous problems, such as anxiety, stress, irritability or depression.
In addition, it is a very interesting vegetable drink when it is included in slimming 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 vegetable drink of sesame?
As you will see below, the preparation of the vegetable drink of sesame is really simple. And it's an excellent choice not only if you want to substitute cow's milk (or any other milk of animal origin), but if you love the flavor that sesame seeds have, since the drink stays with a quite similar flavor.
To make the drink you can use both golden and dark sesame seeds (toast). The final result will depend on how you like it most:
- 1/4 cup of sesame seeds
- Half a liter of water
- Put the sesame seeds in the grinder.
- Grind them well.
- Now add the ground sesame seeds to the blender bowl.
- Add the water and bathe well.
- Then let it marinate in a saucepan for 4 hours.
- After this time filter or strain the drink.
- When you serve it you can sweeten it to taste, either with panela, with brown sugar or with honey.
And if you do not want to drink it at the moment, you can keep it in a glass bottle in the fridge. It will be perfectly preserved for 3 days.
You can also prepare it following the steps indicated in our note dedicated to the sesame milk.
When is it not appropriate to consume it?
The truth is that sesame milk has virtually no contraindications or side effects. Unless, of course, you have an allergy to sesame, seeds or grains. In this case, its consumption is not recommended or advised as a precaution.
On the other hand, it is a vegetable drink not recommended for people with diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems.
It is possible that if after eating sesame you present urticaria, allergic rhinitis, dermatitis or other related problems, it is advisable to consult the doctor since it is possible that you have sesame allergy.
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
Images | Istockphoto MEDICAL REFERENCES CONSULTED
- Sesame Seed Food Allergy. Ilan Dalal, Michael Goldberg, Yitzhak Katz.Current Allergy and Asthma Reports(2012, Volume 12). Available at: //link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11882-012-0267-2