Black sesame soup (Paste) is a dessert made with black sesame seeds.
The iron and vitamin E contained in black sesame is an important ingredient for preventing anemia, activating brain cells and eliminating blood cholesterol.
The black sesame soup is freshly sold in the streets of South China and is consumed by millions of households, leaving a deep imprint on the hearts of many generations.
When I mentioned black sesame soup, I immediately make a connection between a strong fragrance and warmth. The warm and nostalgic sentiments conveyed by the black sesame soup touches everyone’s heart.
In fact, home-made black sesame soup is very simple to make. It’s very important to use the right ingredients and making sure that the sesame used is grated and then fried.
You will make use of boiling water and then stir and mix with the sesame powder and the glutinous rice flour – sugar can also be added to your own taste.
You will need a blender to crush the sesame seeds; allow it to remain crushed for a short while. Make a batch of sesame powder and glutinous rice powder and store them separately. Remember – when you eat, mix well!
- Black Sesame (150g)
- Glutinous Rice Flour (150g)
- Sugar (x2 teaspoons)
- Boiling Water (800ml)
- Take the fresh black sesame seeds full of granules, tiled in a baking sheet and spread evenly on a thin layer.
- Preheat the oven to 400F, add the sesame seeds and then bake for 10 minutes. Fry the seeds a few more times in the middle of the pan to heat the sesame evenly. If you don’t have an oven, you can also fry it with a small frying pan.
- Remove the sesame seeds to cool off and let it remain crushed.
- Pour the glutinous rice flour into a wok and fry it so that it is slightly yellow. Pay attention and make sure that the frying is non-stop to avoid pan fry paste.
- Add the sesame and the glutinous rice flour according to your favorite taste, open it with boiling water and stir until it reaches the proper concentration.
Note: You can also add yam powder and other nutrients to your own sesame paste.
- The black sesame should be cooked; you might consider baking on this step. It must be cooked in the oven or pan, so that fragrance can be emitted for a longer lasting flavor.
- The glutinous rice flour and rice flour can be used to make black sesame soup, but compared to rice flour, glutinous rice flour is more delicate.
- The glutinous rice flour in the pot should be fried slightly on the hub. You must fry constantly, to prevent the glutinous rice flour fried paste.
- Using boiling water is important but if you choose to drink the thick black sesame soup you won’t need to stir after pouring the boiling water. After just a few minutes, you can stir.
The results of contemporary medical research show that black sesame has significant health care effects. Vitamin E in black sesame is very rich, which can delay aging, strengthen the body, prolong life, nourish the liver and kidney, replenish the spleen and can also treat lung black sesame.
Black sesame seeds also help with constipation and give the skin a soft and delicate and smooth feel.
According to nutritionist analysis, black sesame seeds contain about 60% fatty oils. The main components of the oils are oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and other glycerides.
Each gram of black sesame contains 21.9 grams of protein, 61.7 grams, 564 mg of calcium, 368 mg of phosphorus, 50 mg of iron, sesamin, arachidic acid, sesamol, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, sterols, lecithin, vitamin A, B, D, E and many other nutrients.
Because black sesame seeds contain such rich nutrients, they have played a significant role in delaying aging and beauty.
Tips For Saving Sesame Seeds
The fatty acids contained in sesame seeds are based on polyunsaturated fatty acids. If not stored properly, it is easier to oxidise and deteriorate due to the presence of sesame seeds.
Therefore, when storing foods containing sesame seeds, it is best to use a sealed method and store it in a cool place to avoid light and high temperatures.