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05-08-2008, 09:54 AM
So I've heard that sesame milk is supposed to have a lot of calcium. However if you look that the nutrition on sesame seeds it doesn't say that. Does anyone know what's really so about how much calcium they have and how much is in it if you make milk from the seeds?
05-08-2008, 10:13 AM
you need unhulled sesames. that's all I know.
05-08-2008, 10:59 AM
Yes, you need to buy sesame seeds with the hull. They're a little darker than the ones without the hull. Most of the calcium is in the hull. My bag says 40% of daily calcium requirement per quarter cup.
05-08-2008, 11:04 AM
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05-08-2008, 03:54 PM
One thing to keep in mind that the calcium requirements put out by traditional nutritional authorities are based on the fact that most people are eating a lot of animal protein, which with creating a state of acidity within the body leaches this out of our bones to try to buffer that acidity, in the amounts eaten by folks. But with vegetarians, and especially raw-fooders, we don't need anywhere near as much. For bone concerns, as we all have to think about that as we age, getting mineralized in general through a well-put together raw diet(you guessed it - TONS of greens, and I know veganforlife would say GREEN SMOOTHIES which I totally agree with as well), and alkalized in general will certainly help with that, along with activity that strengthens bones, like weight-training or Ashtanga yoga. It's not just calcium that's needed by the body but the full mineral spectrum including trace minerals as well. These are found in dark green veggies, for one thing.
Sesame seeds are fab, and another great delicious calcium-rich food is black mission figs. I LOVE these!
So IMO it's less to worry about "how much calcium" than to focus on good raw nutrition and exercise.
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