10 Outstanding All Natural Sources of Calcium for Healthy Bones

Black And White Sesame Seeds

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3. Sesame Seeds

More seeds to the calcium rescue! These nutty little seeds belong to one of the oldest oilseed crops known to man. One little tablespoon supplies your body with 88mgs of calcium. Sesame seeds, like chia seeds, are super versatile and can be eaten as a snack, sprinkled over your salad, or added to almost any dish you can think of.

These seeds might be the oldest condiment man has used. They are valued for their oil which is highly resistant to becoming rancid and can add a nutty, yet delicate taste and crunch to man dishes. They are, of course, the main ingredient in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the sweet treat from the Middle East called halvah.

You might find that there has been a bit of controversy surrounding the amount of calcium in sesame seeds. This is due to the vast difference between the calcium content of hulled and whole sesame seeds. When the seeds are whole, that is to say, without their hull, they have 88 mgs of calcium in one tablespoon. When the seeds are hulled, however, that same tablespoon has only about 37mgs. Tahini is made from hulled seeds so it will have lower amounts of calcium than sesame butter since it’s usually made from whole sesame seeds, hulls included.

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