United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  12201, Seeds, sesame seed kernels, dried (decorticated) a 
Food Group: Nut and Seed Products
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 150 g

tbsp 8 g

tsp 2.7 g
Proximates Water 1 g 3.75 1 -- 5.62 0.30 0.10
Proximates Energy kcal 631 -- -- 946 50 17
Proximates Energy kJ 2640 -- -- 3960 211 71
Proximates Protein 1 g 20.45 1 -- 30.68 1.64 0.55
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 61.21 1 -- 91.81 4.90 1.65
Proximates Ash 1 g 2.86 1 -- 4.29 0.23 0.08
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 11.73 -- -- 17.59 0.94 0.32
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 3 g 11.6 1 -- 17.4 0.9 0.3
Proximates Sugars, total 1, 2 g 0.48 4 0.260 0.72 0.04 0.01
Proximates Sucrose 1, 2 g 0.31 4 0.260 0.47 0.02 0.01
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1, 2 g 0.10 4 0.030 0.15 0.01 0.00
Proximates Fructose 1 g 0.07 1 -- 0.11 0.01 0.00
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 60 1 -- 90 5 2
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 6.36 1 -- 9.54 0.51 0.17
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 345 1 -- 518 28 9
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 667 1 -- 1000 53 18
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 370 1 -- 555 30 10
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 47 1 -- 70 4 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 6.73 1 -- 10.10 0.54 0.18
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 1.400 1 -- 2.100 0.112 0.038
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 1.440 1 -- 2.160 0.115 0.039
Minerals Selenium, Se 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 µg 34.4 16 6.100 51.6 2.8 0.9
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.699 1 -- 1.048 0.056 0.019
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.090 1 -- 0.135 0.007 0.002
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 5.800 1 -- 8.700 0.464 0.157
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.290 1 -- 0.435 0.023 0.008
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 8 mg 0.400 3 0.080 0.600 0.032 0.011
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 115 1 -- 172 9 3
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 115 1 -- 172 9 3
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 115 -- -- 172 9 3
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 25.6 -- -- 38.4 2.0 0.7
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 0.4 1 -- 0.6 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 3 -- -- 4 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 40 -- -- 60 3 1
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 66 1 -- 99 5 2
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 1.68 1 -- 2.52 0.13 0.05
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 9.055 -- -- 13.582 0.724 0.244
Lipids 4:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 13:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 5.273 1 -- 7.909 0.422 0.142
Lipids 18:0 1 g 3.311 1 -- 4.966 0.265 0.089
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.347 1 -- 0.520 0.028 0.009
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.071 1 -- 0.106 0.006 0.002
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.053 1 -- 0.080 0.004 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 23.924 -- -- 35.886 1.914 0.646
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.105 1 -- 0.158 0.008 0.003
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 23.595 1 -- 35.392 1.888 0.637
Lipids 18:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.124 1 -- 0.186 0.010 0.003
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.065 1 -- 0.098 0.005 0.002
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.035 1 -- 0.053 0.003 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 25.491 -- -- 38.236 2.039 0.688
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 25.227 1 -- 37.840 2.018 0.681
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.263 1 -- 0.395 0.021 0.007
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Lipids Stigmasterol 1 mg 22 1 -- 33 2 1
Lipids Campesterol 1 mg 53 1 -- 80 4 1
Lipids Beta-sitosterol 1 mg 232 1 -- 348 19 6
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.330 -- -- 0.495 0.026 0.009
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.730 -- -- 1.095 0.058 0.020
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 0.750 -- -- 1.125 0.060 0.020
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 1.500 -- -- 2.250 0.120 0.041
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 0.650 -- -- 0.975 0.052 0.018
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.880 -- -- 1.320 0.070 0.024
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.440 -- -- 0.660 0.035 0.012
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 0.940 -- -- 1.410 0.075 0.025
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.790 -- -- 1.185 0.063 0.021
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 0.980 -- -- 1.470 0.078 0.026
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 3.250 -- -- 4.875 0.260 0.088
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.550 -- -- 0.825 0.044 0.015
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 0.990 -- -- 1.485 0.079 0.027
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 2.070 -- -- 3.105 0.166 0.056
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 4.600 -- -- 6.900 0.368 0.124
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 1.090 -- -- 1.635 0.087 0.029
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 1.040 -- -- 1.560 0.083 0.028
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 1.200 -- -- 1.800 0.096 0.032
Amino Acids Hydroxyproline 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 6m , 2002  Beltsville MD  
2Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Variability of the sugar content of foods , 1989  Beltsville MD  
3Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Total dietary fiber in 104 foods , 1992  Beltsville MD  
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Footnotes
a  Other phytosterols = 84.9 mg/100g; these include delta 5-avenasterol (40.4), campestanol (5.6), and other minor phytosterols (38.9 mg).
Langual Code(s)

  • A0305 SEED OR SEED PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1282 1200 NUT AND SEED PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1226 SESAME
  • C0132 SEED, SKIN REMOVED, 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