Fats make food taste better, are a major source of energy, and are required to absorb many essential nutrients. They are necessary for cellular function, muscle movement, and digestion. Not all fats are good though. Taken in excess over time, some cause grave health issues. Taking good fat regularly is critical for good health.
It has been impossible to know the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fat if following government guidance and listening to the media. Complete reversals, intentionally confusing, over the past decades have been widely publicized as a result of $100s of millions of food industry lobbyist spending on ‘new science’ and pharmaceutical marketing.
The following is sound advice. Sound facts do not change.
Good fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats from whole grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, unrefined vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and fish. Unsaturated fats encourage, maintain, and strengthen good health.
Bad fats are trans fats from animal food, and should be limited. Even worse is hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated trans fat. These processed fats are made to give fat a firmness for food preparation purposes. These have been banned in many countries, but not the U.S. There is no safe level of consumption for them.
Saturated fats fall in the middle and should also be limited. Saturated fat comes from red meat, dairy products including cheese and whole milk, eggs, and coconut oil. They are also common in commercial baked goods. Overconsumption of saturated fat elevates cholesterol. Eating food rich in trans and saturated fat increases harmful LDL cholesterol and reduces beneficial HDL cholesterol. Bad fat is a huge factor in the poor health of Americans. It is smart to replace saturated and trans fats with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
Sesame – Highest in Phytosterols
Sesame seed, especially the organic sesame in EDEN Tahini, Black Sesame Butter, Sesame Salt, and unrefined Sesame Oil, is an excellent source of good fat and many essential nutrients. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “Sesame is a food that can improve mankind’s energy and vitality.” Sesame is a concentrated source of important nutrients, including essential fatty acids (EFAs), calcium, iron, and very high-quality protein that contains the amino acids methionine, lysine, and tryptophan, which are rare in vegetable sources.
Japan is the world’s largest importer of sesame.
Nuts and seeds are rich in phytosterols, a family of molecules similar to cholesterol. When phytosterols are present, they lower total cholesterol, reduce bad cholesterol, enhance immunity, and support cardiovascular health. Sesame contains about 41% polyunsaturated fat, 39% monounsaturated fat, and 15% saturated fat. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry studied 27 different nuts and seeds for phytosterol level. Sesame has the highest concentration, followed by pistachio nuts and sunflower seed. Sesame’s lignans: sesamin, sesamol, and sesamolin, are antioxidants that protect it and provide substantial health benefits.
A Revered Staple
Tahini is staple food of Mediterranean and Middle East cultures going back thousands of years. It is a key ingredient of hummus and many traditional dishes of societies all over the world.
EDEN Sesame Tahini is organic, dry roasted, hulled tan sesame seed ground to a creamy paste. Tahini adds rich taste and nourishment, like superlative protein and healthy fat to entrées, sauces, dressings, dips, desserts, pastries, and casseroles. Miso-Tahini Spread is big in the macrobiotic realm for bread, sandwiches, crackers, dip, and diluted as a sauce. Delicious general-use sesame sauce is made with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, a touch of good sea salt, water, and either fresh dill, parsley, mint, or thyme. The sauce is great on most any entrée, falafel (fried or baked chickpea patties), grains, vegetables, noodles, and salads for instance.
EDEN Black Sesame Butter is organic, roasted, ground whole black sesame seed. In Japan, black sesame seed is treasured for health benefits and a wonderful sweet taste. Chinese believe black sesame has anti-aging properties and improves digestion. In Eastern cultures, black sesame butter is used to make desserts and baked goods. Black sesame soup with sticky rice added (sweet rice used for making mochi) is a popular dessert in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam. Use Black Sesame Butter to make soup, stew, sauces, desserts, smoothies, dips, pastries, and almost any baked good.
Delicious, Rich Nourishment
The seed used to make organic EDEN Sesame Tahini and Black Sesame Butter is the same tan and black seed used to make EDEN Gomasio (sesame salt) condiments. EDEN Tahini and Black Sesame Butter go well with most foods and entrées. Drizzle them on hot or cold cereal and add them to smoothies for a rewarding richness.
EDEN Sesame Tahini and Black Sesame Butter have a superb amino acid profile and essential healthy fat. They are rich in B vitamins, minerals (like iron, zinc, and magnesium), and their great tastes goes well with almost all other foods.
Visit edenfoods.com/recipes for free recipes containing EDEN Sesame Tahini and Black Sesame Butter. Glass jar packed, gluten free, non-GMO, and kosher.
Spring 2021 Hope
Ladies and Gentlemen,
These are absolutely confusing times. Information is intentionally polarized into contradictory, mutually exclusive opposites to manipulate us. The utility, necessity, of a Unifying Principle like that taught in macrobiotics, is being accentuated. Opposites are not contradictory. They are harmonious, contrasting each other when seen in clear light.
Well founded, reliable principles have become overshadowed by dogmatic pseudo-science and disingenuous politics fashioned to disguise greed and self-serving agendas that are detrimental to all life on Earth; agendas that prevent peaceful co-existence amongst us.
The organic food movement has been co-opted by big government to serve big business to prevent its development into systems of production and distribution managed by free people for the benefit of all life on Earth. Fraud and dishonesty abound in almost the entire food system, as well as many other socially essential systems.
This urgent need to transcend moronic idiocy is a great opportunity for people to reevaluate and morph relationships with the spiritual, family, and professional realms. The paths we are being pushed into maintain the intended confusion and lead to further war, disease and suffering. To remain free of these influences a steadfast centering of the basis of our judgements must come from the perspective of sound spiritual principles.
Healthy soil creates healthy, abundant, peaceful life.
The U.S. government just declared that organic food requires no soil, contradicting the Organic Food Product Act of 1990.
Become the needed change. Stop supporting the cause of suffering. Ignore and avoid it. A joyous, spiritual revival is the way “… back to the garden.”
13 April 2021