Sesame seeds may be consumed in different forms; dried, salted, roasted, fried, etc. The calorie content in each of these forms differs from the other. These seeds form an essential part of various cooked vegetables and snacks. It is added to give a unique and pleasant flavour to these dishes and enhances their taste.
One tablespoon of sesame seeds which weighs around 9 grams contains 52 calories out of which 40 calories come from fat. There is a total fat content of 4.5 grams out of which 0.5 grams are saturated fat, 2 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 1.7 grams are monounsaturated fat. The total sodium content in an equal quantity of Sesame seeds is 1 mg, total carbohydrate content is 2.1 gram, total dietary fiber is 1.1 gram and protein content is 1.6 grams. It also contains moderate amount of essential minerals such as iron and calcium.
One ounce of dried whole sesame seeds contains 162.4calories. The total fat content in an equal quantity of sesame seeds is 14.08 grams out of which 1.97 grams are saturated fat, 5.31 grams are monounsaturated fat and 6.17 grams are polyunsaturated fat. The sodium content in one ounce of dried whole sesame seeds is 3.11 mg, total carbohydrate content is 6.64 grams, total dietary fiber is 3.34 grams, sugar content is 0.085 grams and protein content is 5.02 grams. It also contains iron and calcium content which is 4.12 mg and 276.40 mg respectively.
One ounce of roasted and toasted whole sesame seeds contains around 160 calories. The total fat content in an equal quantity of sesame seeds is 13 grams out of which 1.9 grams is saturated fat, 5.13 grams is monounsaturated fat and 5.96 grams is polyunsaturated fat. The sodium content in an ounce of roasted and toasted sesame seeds is 3.11 mg, carbohydrates is 7.29 grams and proteins 4.80 grams.