The advantage over cow's milk
Sesame milk contains around six times as much calcium as ordinary cow's milk. It is also easier to digest. Many people don't tolerate cow's milk very well. This is because cow's milk is the food for small cow calves. From a biological point of view, milk is not intended for the human organism. In addition, milk is always suspected of being a health problem.
Medicine - sesame for digestion
Sesame and sesame milk are used especially in traditional Chinese medicine. Sesame strengthens digestion and moisturizes the intestinal region. Those who have a well-functioning intestinal tract relieve the kidney. Sesame milk is also said to help stimulate milk production during pregnancy, weakness or anemia. Sesame is also considered anti-inflammatory and can reduce pain and swelling. Cholesterol should also be reduced with the help of sesame. Studies have already concluded that heart function can be improved thanks to sesame milk.
Sesame milk - this is where it is used
Sesame milk is contained in some shower oils and shower gels. The sesame is good for the skin and provides a pleasant feeling. Sesame milk can also be used to make cakes, muffins, cornbreads and pancakes, soufflé and vegetable pies, for example.
Sesame milk is only available in selected stores. In well-stocked shops, it is offered alongside soy milk, rice milk and almond milk. If you can't find the milk, it's best to make it yourself. All you need is fresh sesame and a little maple syrup. Half a kilo of unpeeled sesame costs around three euros.
Sesame - an old oil plant
Sesame was grown in what is now Syria and Iraq as early as 3000 years before Christ. Sesame later spread to India. The ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians already swore on sesame in the form of oil and spices. Soldiers also often carried a pack of sesame seeds for strengthening. The seeds also had an important meaning in relation to death. Sesame was often added to the tombs of Egyptian kings. In Greece, people use sesame oil for anointing births, weddings and deaths.
This is how you can make sesame milk yourself
Milk from sesame? That sounds a bit strange at first. In fact, the sesame milk - as the name suggests - consists of sesame. For this, the sesame is soaked in warm salt water for several hours and then rinsed well in a sieve. Then the small seeds are pureed with salt, maple syrup and water. At the end of the process, the liquid is passed through a fine sieve again and the sesame milk is already ready.