United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  12023, Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried
Food Group: Nut and Seed Products
Scientific Name:  Sesamum indicum
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.07   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 5.3  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 144 g

tbsp 9 g
Proximates Water g 4.69 65 0.180 6.75 0.42
Proximates Energy kcal 573 -- -- 825 52
Proximates Energy kJ 2397 -- -- 3452 216
Proximates Protein g 17.73 61 0.250 25.53 1.60
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 49.67 58 0.500 71.52 4.47
Proximates Ash g 4.45 59 0.150 6.41 0.40
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 23.45 -- -- 33.77 2.11
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 11.8 -- -- 17.0 1.1
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 0.30 3 0.006 0.43 0.03
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 975 21 102.000 1404 88
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 14.55 16 1.580 20.95 1.31
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 351 3 23.000 505 32
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 629 20 23.000 906 57
Minerals Potassium, K mg 468 4 34.000 674 42
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 11 3 6.000 16 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 7.75 4 0.530 11.16 0.70
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 4.082 4 1.277 5.878 0.367
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 2.460 3 0.723 3.542 0.221
Minerals Selenium, Se 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 µg 34.4 16 6.100 49.5 3.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.0 4 0.000 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.791 8 0.084 1.139 0.071
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.247 10 0.034 0.356 0.022
Vitamins Niacin mg 4.515 10 0.227 6.502 0.406
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.050 1 -- 0.072 0.005
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.790 1 -- 1.138 0.071
Vitamins Folate, total µg 97 -- -- 140 9
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 97 -- -- 140 9
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 97 -- -- 140 9
Vitamins Choline, total mg 25.6 -- -- 36.9 2.3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 5 -- -- 7 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 9 8 6.000 13 1
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.25 -- -- 0.36 0.02
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 6.957 -- -- 10.018 0.626
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.124 1 -- 0.179 0.011
Lipids 16:0 g 4.441 761 -- 6.395 0.400
Lipids 18:0 g 2.090 761 -- 3.010 0.188
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 18.759 -- -- 27.013 1.688
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.149 17 -- 0.215 0.013
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 18.521 761 -- 26.670 1.667
Lipids 20:1 g 0.070 9 -- 0.101 0.006
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 21.773 -- -- 31.353 1.960
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 21.375 761 -- 30.780 1.924
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.376 25 -- 0.541 0.034
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 714 -- -- 1028 64
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.388 13 -- 0.559 0.035
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.736 19 -- 1.060 0.066
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.763 19 -- 1.099 0.069
Amino Acids Leucine g 1.358 19 -- 1.956 0.122
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.569 19 -- 0.819 0.051
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.586 19 -- 0.844 0.053
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.358 10 -- 0.516 0.032
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.940 19 -- 1.354 0.085
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.743 14 -- 1.070 0.067
Amino Acids Valine g 0.990 19 -- 1.426 0.089
Amino Acids Arginine g 2.630 18 -- 3.787 0.237
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.522 18 -- 0.752 0.047
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.927 13 -- 1.335 0.083
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 1.646 13 -- 2.370 0.148
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 3.955 13 -- 5.695 0.356
Amino Acids Glycine g 1.215 13 -- 1.750 0.109
Amino Acids Proline g 0.810 13 -- 1.166 0.073
Amino Acids Serine g 0.967 13 -- 1.392 0.087
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Isoflavones Daidzein 7, 8 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 7, 8 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Glycitein 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 7, 8 mg 0.01 2 -- 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.00 1 -- 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00

Sources of Data

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Langual Code(s)

  • A0305 SEED OR SEED PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1282 1200 NUT AND SEED PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1226 SESAME
  • C0133 SEED, SKIN PRESENT, GERM PRESENT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0001 EXTENT OF HEAT TREATMENT NOT KNOWN
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION