Black foods contain more anthocyanin (a powerful antioxidant), isoflavones and more minerals than their counterparts. The health benefits of black foods are mainly due to the special antioxidants and anticoagulation agents that are rarely found in other natural food colours. These agents are known to help prevent blood clots, fight off free radicals and do much, much more! Sesame seeds in general contain powerful antioxidants called lignins, which are anticarcinogenic, and Phytosterols, which block cholesterol production and prevent the arteries from hardening. Black sesame will give you the added bonus of anthocyanin antioxidants more isoflovones and higher levels of minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc and especially iron. Also greater amounts of the vitamins A, E and B1. In Ayurverdic medicine, black sesame has a much higher medicinal value than white or red sesame, Not only do they use it internally, but it's oil is used specifically for mental disorders, as it positively affects the nervous system and the serotonin levels of the brain! Chinese medicine has been using black sesame medicinally for thousands of years! Not only will you be impressed with what black sesame offers nutritionally, but you will also be blown away by its taste! .