Not many know black sesame seed is a good source of calcium. One gram of black sesame contains 85mg of calcium, which is twice as much as milk per serving.
In addition to Calcium, black sesame is naturally high in Fibre and Omega 3. Who would expect a tiny black seed to be so nutritious? Hence many in Asia use black sesame to nourish the health of hair, skin and digestive system.
For those that are lactose intolerant or interested in absorbing vitamins and minerals naturally, black sesame is a great way to replenish your body with natural calcium, fibre and omega.
Chia are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, related to the mint plant. Black chia seeds are natural and packed with nutrition. It is considered a modern day ‘superfood’ and contains omega 3, omega 6, antioxidant, fibre, vitamin and minerals.
Chia seeds are nutrient dense and energy boosting. Chia is packed with plenty of health vitamins and minerals, can expand multiple times their size in water and help you feel full longer, enabling weight loss.
Quinoa is USDA Organic certified, gluten-free, one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.
Quinoa is known for its nutritional value and functional qualities. Quinoa contains a high concentration of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron copper and zinc. It contains Lysine which can stimulate brain cells and Lithium which can be mood boosting.
Per 100g serving there is 17.5g of protein, 10.1g of fibre and 155mg of calcium. Quinoa does not contain any sugar, therefore suitable for anyone concerned about diabetes or considering a vegan diet.
Chinese Almond, also known as ‘Apricot Kernel’ is a source of protein and widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve respiratory health – reduce coughing and the build-up of phlegm.
There are three types of Chinese Almonds:
Southern Almond or ‘Sweet Almond’ (南杏), Central Almond (光中杏) and Northern Almond or ‘Bitter Almond’ (北杏).
Studies show excess consumption of Northern or Bitter Almond can be toxic and cause a laxative effect, but at Torto, we strictly use Central Almond which is sweeter in taste and safe for consumption.