This week I sprouted sesame.“Open sesame“ is a well-known magic spell and opens the door. Sesame is one of the oldest oil plants and is grown for over 5500 years in India. Sesame oil doesn’t get rancid and is also known as a cosmetic agent for hair and skin. The Asian cuisine uses sesame as a spice and oil. The Greeks and the Romans loved biscuits made of sesame. It was a honey based lollipop. They used it also in bread dough, so do I. Very important for vegans to know:sesame is a very good source of calcium: 100 g sesame contains 1025 mg calcium, you have to drink two litres of milk to get the same amount! If you sprout sesame you have to keep in mind the short germination . After two days they will lose their soft nutty flavour. Bananas are known for their potassium and together with sesame sprouts I got
Sesame coated banana
A kind of healthy muesli bar or power bar or just a delicious dessert. The whole family liked it.
You need for 4 servings.
4 small bananas
1 1/2 cups sprouted sesame
2 tbsp. honey
1 pinch of ginger, freshly ground
Liquidize the honey with table water and season with ginger. Wet the bananas with honey water and roll in the sesame sprouts. To enhance the taste of sesame serve with tahini.
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