Sesame Sesamum indicum was farmed in India over 6,000 years ago. It is the oldest known herbal plant raised for seed. Sesame seed is remarkably good food and much-preferred oilseed. It is sought after for its healthy fat and exceptional protein. Japan knows, they are the world’s largest sesame importer.
Sesame has been used as a cosmetic, and as remedy in the Ayurveda health care and repair system for millennia. As culinary oil it extremely desirable; an appealing taste, high cooking heat tolerance, long shelf life from its sesamol antioxidants, and superior nourishment. Demand for sesame throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, India, China, Korea, and Japan resulted in lofty stature as a trade good, far into prehistory.
When ripe, sesame seed pods burst open with an audible pop to scatter their seeds. It is the origin of the phrase Open Sesame that declares an entrance to splendor and abundance, drawing on sesame’s reputation for pleasing, effective rewards and their popping seed release. The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, declared, “Sesame is a food that can improve mankind’s energy and vitality.”
Eastern cultures do not sprinkle plain salt on food. Smartly prepared condiments are used to carry the salt to dishes. During the 60s, in teaching macrobiotics to the West, George Ohsawa introduced a sesame salt condiment gomasio as the replacement of table salt. Furikake, or Eden Shake, is a sesame, sea vegetable, shiso leaf seasoning used as a healthier, better tasting replacement for table salt.
As gomasio is made, warm oil of roasted sesame coats salt granules as seeds are ground. This makes salt less harsh and easier to assimilate. Generally, Americans take too much salt, typically of very poor quality. Commercial food is loaded with it for easy money. Real organic, low sodium EDEN Gomasio (sesame salt) and EDEN Shake (furikake) are ancient table condiments used in Japan. They enhance taste and beneficial nutrients with a flourish of salt.
There are five kinds of EDEN Gomasio: Regular, Black, Black & Tan, Garlic, and Seaweed. Each is low sodium with 40 to 65mg/serving. They taste great and enhance almost all food. Real organic unhulled tan and black sesame seeds are dry roasted to release their oil, and then ground with roasted EDEN Sea Salt. Sesame oil mellows the salt, opening and carrying its taste in this smooth, mellow condiment. EDEN Gomasio 3.5 oz. glass jars have a shaker or pour cap.
EDEN Shake is made in Japan of roasted, unhulled tan and black sesame seed, green nori sea vegetable flakes, and pickled red shiso (beefsteak) leaf. This enduring seasoning is an excellent way to enjoy beneficial sesame, nori, and pickled shiso leaf. Very low sodium with only 25mg/serving.
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Real organic sesame in EDEN Gomasio is a superb source of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, many beneficial phytonutrients, and an exceptional complete protein. The unhulled, roasted sesame seed in EDEN Gomasio and EDEN Shake has the nutritious hull of the seed intact. Dry roasting of the seed improves absorption of sesame’s minerals. Research shows 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 proteins.
Seeds and nuts are a rich source of phytosterol that is similar in structure to cholesterol. It is believed to reduce bad cholesterol, enhance immunity, and support cardiovascular health. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry evaluated 27 different nuts and seeds for phytosterol levels. Sesame seed was found to have the highest concentration, followed by pistachios and sunflower seed. Sesame’s polyphenol lignans, sesamin, sesamol, and sesamolin are antioxidants that also act as preservatives and greatly extend the oil’s shelf life.
Open Sesame and Shake
Condiments like EDEN Gomasio and EDEN Shake are delicious nutritional enhancements on most any dish. They are used in sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades. An economical EDEN Sesame Condiment Sampler is available to explore them and find a favorite. Try other EDEN foods containing sesame-s benefits: EDEN Tahini, Black Sesame Butter, Sesame Oil, Toasted Sesame Oil, and Hot Pepper Sesame Oil. Free recipes at edenfoods.com/recipes
The spin and falsehoods about American diet in media, by medicine and big pharma ignores irrefutable cause and effect. It leads to unnecessary pain and suffering. Forthright health experts are drowned out by a large, loud, well-funded majority on a mission to make profits by encouraging ignorance and continuation of self-destruction. Humanity now understands the relationship dynamic between diet and disease is real, and can lead to vibrant health.
In the 1960s, as Eden Foods began, the concept that disease was directly related to what we ate was novel, unheard of, in the U.S. At that time the universal assumption was that disease was caused by microscopic bugs that invaded and infected us. Misinformation campaigns and people programming via mass media did not happen by accident. They result from carefully thought out and massively funded schemes to misinform, exploit, and control people.
Today, the average American is well aware that diet and disease are connected; yet the old ‘invading microscopic bugs’ warfare mindset lingers strongly. Mass and intelligentsia consciousness regarding health has progressed in spite of that, throughout the world. Not surprisingly, those benefiting from basic misunderstanding and fear-driven reactions from it, have ramped up, in volume and sophistication, efforts to maintain it.
The engineered societal merger corporate/military-industrial-complex, all forms of media, academia, politics, and big-pharma and the for-profit medical industry has made disinformation campaigns extremely effective. The truth may be hard to hide long-term; but, manipulating people is now a refined, guaranteed effective mechanical science.
Before Richard Nixon, all medical care and practices had to be non-profits. Now they are run using Wall Street criteria.