Sesame seeds or ‘til’, as they are called in Hindi, are a rich source of copper and also provide calcium, magnesium, iron and other vital minerals. They are a common seasoning and condiment used in many parts of the world. It is said that black sesame seeds have anti-ageing properties. They are rich in Vitamin B, E, iron, calcium and zinc. They are said to help lower cholesterol, protect against osteoporosis and aid digestion.