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March 08, 2017

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Now Trending: A Natural Sugar Lifestyle


If you haven’t already noticed, added sugar is pretty much everywhere. And we mean EVERYWHERE. Sure, it’s in the obvious spots. Your energy bars, your flavored yogurt, your “healthy” trail mix. But it’s also in your instant oatmeal. It’s in your salad dressing. It’s in your ketchup. It’s in your bacon! Needless to say, it’s pretty difficult to live that sugar-free lifestyle that you may be trying so valiantly to attempt.

A natural sugar lifestyle, on the other hand, is much more attainable. What exactly is natural sugar? Clue: it’s not the white stuff in packets at your favorite brunch spot. Though sugar in all forms is a simple carbohydrate that your body converts to glucose and uses for energy, the type of sugar you consume has very different effects on your body and health.

Natural sugar is found in fruit and dairy and a few other items like honey and maple syrup. It’s sugar in it’s purest form and not compounded with any chemicals or made in a factory. While the amount of sugar you eat definitely matters, most of the processed food we consume adds calories and sugar with little to no nutritional value. Natural sugar from fruit in comparison contains vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutritional benefits.

At Sesame Kingdom, we pride ourselves on creating products that only use natural sugar. Our delicious spreads are organically sweetened with the help of dates, whose syrup is unrefined leaving the nutrients intact for your palette to enjoy and your body to digest. Along with dates, we also use naturally sweet ingredients like tangy pomegranate, luscious fig and decadent carob. And along with no added sugar, all of our spreads are preservative, caffeine and nut-free.

Add some flavor to your life without losing the nutrients and minerals that processed food creates. Living a natural sugar lifestyle is possible with the help of Sesame Kingdom. With five delicious flavors, we’re about become your new favorite (naturally) sweet treat.

Ready to live a natural sugar lifestyle? Find your flavor of choice here.

March 08, 2017

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Suppress your Appetite Naturally with Sesame Kingdom

Anyone who’s started a new healthy eating regimen after years of consuming whatever they wanted will tell you, the transition is not an easy one. Around every corner is a new temptation, an alternative reason to go back to old unhealthy eating habits, a different excuse as to why you should just give up.

At Sesame Kingdom, we applaud every attempt to work toward a more wholesome lifestyle. We don’t believe in diets, as quick fixes never lend themselves to long term nutritious lifestyle changes. We believe that working hard for your own health will always pay off.

As you begin your journey into better eating decisions and eventual lifestyle changes, we want to be a resource and a supplement to help you continue to make healthy choices.

So next time you’re standing in front of your fridge or your pantry or your snack drawer or whatever black hole of endless snacking of your choice, consider our healthful spreads. Here’s why.

Sesame seeds are the crown jewel of the healthy eating world which is why we chose it to be the foundation of our delicious spreads. Full of protein, our products fill you up, without slowing you down. Unlike other fast snacks, Sesame Kingdom helps you establish mindful eating. Spread a couple spoonfuls on your favorite fruit, and voila, you kept your new healthy eating regimen and worked toward your daily protein goal in the process.

Something else sesame seeds have a lot of? Fiber. Fiber is a great way to encourage healthy digestion. Fiber suppresses your appetite naturally, so you don’t need a lot to feel full. So drop that handful of chips and reach for a spoonful of Sesame Kingdom instead!

No matter your healthy lifestyle goals, we’re here to help. Our products help keep hunger at bay, without sacrificing nutrition in the process. Be a mindful eater and choose Sesame Kingdom for your next snack. You won’t regret it.

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February 21, 2017

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Shake Up Your Morning Breakfast Routine with a Nutrient-Filled Smoothie

 

We’ve all gotten to the point with our morning breakfast routine where you look down at your plate and wonder what in the world you’ve been doing eating dry toast and a grapefruit (or maybe a bowl of Fruit Loops? We don’t judge.) with monotonous exclusivity for several months running. If you can’t fathom one more day with your boring breakfast routine, consider shaking it up tomorrow with a delicious smoothie.

Smoothies are an excellent quick and easy solution to get your daily fruit and vegetable requirement if you’re constantly short on time in the morning. Blending a few servings into your smoothie doesn’t take as long as preparing most meals and can aid in guaranteeing you meet your daily nutritional quota. Pro tip: did you know you can add spinach to most smoothies for added nutrients and you can’t even taste the spinach?

On a strict diet for weight loss or muscle building? Consider the smoothie! Regardless of your diet program, a liquid drink can be a great meal replacement by providing your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs whether that’s to lose weight or excel in your athletic endeavors and recover appropriately afterward. Pro tip: add protein powder to keep you full for longer during your workout and workday!

On a detox or a permanent diet change to improve digestion such as eliminating gluten, refined sugar or caffeine? A smoothie can be your best friend as you embark on this new lifestyle change. Help your digestive system out with a super nutrient filled smoothie full of dietary fiber to aid in digestion! Pro tip: Add a spoonful of one of Sesame Kingdom’s delicious Mediterranean spreads for a sweet boost that’s paleo, vegan and free from preservatives!

So next time you’re staring down another boring and lifeless breakfast meal, consider the smoothie and shake up your morning routine in a way that’s both healthy and delicious.



February 21, 2017

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The Hot New Health Ingredient that's Missing from your Mealtime: Why you should be eating more Carob this year

 

Chocoholics, this one's for you.

But first, a small exercise. Close your eyes. Imagine a world where you can eat chocolate milkshakes and brownies without all the sugar, fat, caffeine and gluten. Now open your eyes. That world exists! We’re about to make your sweetest dreams come true with Carob, the health ingredient that’s been missing from your mealtime.

Native to the eastern Mediterranean, Carob was first grown on trees in Ancient Greece over 4000 years ago. Since that time, it’s been planted, grown, sold, bartered and carried across the globe from Africa to Australia and all the way back to here in the United States.

And why, you may ask yourself, do I care? Well, here’s the part where you chocolate lovers should pull up a chair and listen up because we are about to drop some pretty sweet truth bombs your way. Carob tastes similar to chocolate and is a sweet tasting alternative because it’s full of fiber and antioxidants, is low in sugar and fat and has no gluten or caffeine.

Yes, you read that correctly. You can still enjoy sweets without the guilt with your new BFF, Carob. In fact, with Carob as a substitute you can make and bake just about any sugary chocolate concoction without the fat, sugar, gluten and caffeine that is normally associated with doing so.

So it’s better for you than traditional chocolate but what can it do for your health beyond that? We’re glad you asked. Carob is known to help with everything from warding off flu and anemia (hello Vitamin E!) to improving digestion and lowering cholesterol. Along with many other benefits, you can use Carob powder and chips in the same way you would use chocolate in pretty much any recipe.

Not much of a baker? Got you covered. Why not try this delicious Carob Chocolate Spread from our friends over at Sesame Kingdom? Naturally sweetened by carob and dates with a smooth texture that will melt in your mouth, it’s the perfect breakfast combo with a banana or on a piece of toast.

If you have a sweet tooth of any kind, it can be hard to say no to a passing dessert opportunity. But before you reach for a nearby Snickers bar, consider the healthier Carob. Unlike other sweet cravings, it’s a meal time decision you won’t regret it.


Tried Carob, love Carob, know some recipes you want to share? Do so below and let us know what you think !

February 21, 2017

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Open Sesame: The History Behind the Delicious Super Sesame Seed

 

In a world of the latest and greatest health ingredients, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by what’s actually healthy and what’s just a passing fad. With several millenniums in the making, you can be certain that Sesame seeds are a health food ingredient that’s here to stay. Here’s why.

Traced back 4000 years to Babylon and Assyria, Sesame seeds are considered the oldest oilseed crop known to man. Seen as one of the first plants to be used as a condiment as well as an edible oil, the first recorded use of it as a spice comes from Assyrian mythology, which states gods drank sesame wine the night before they created Earth. Historically, the seeds were favored because they grew prosperously in areas that did not support the growth of other crops; for instance, in the middle of a drought or in excessive rain. Talk about a seed that was built to last!

So what makes it healthy? Sesame has one of the largest oil contents of any seed. In the near and far east, it’s considered a main source of healthy fat for cooking and is a common ingredient in meals around the world. It’s full of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and dietary fiber and through these vitamins and minerals has been known to prevent high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and more. There’s a reason we call it the super seed. Along with its hearty nature and rich history, it’s health benefits and cooking abilities are as plentiful as they are delicious.

Speaking of delicious, if you’re ready to jump on the Sesame train, now’s the time to do it. With it’s rich and nutty flavor, it’s an excellent substitute to the highly-processed peanut butter and jelly, a healthy topping on fruits and veggies and an appetizing alternative to put on your morning toast. Ready to try it for yourself? Check out Sesame Kingdom, who specializes in making Mediterranean spreads that are free of preservatives, gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and nuts. Most importantly, their delicious spreads number one ingredient? You guessed it. Sesame. So regardless what exciting flavor you prefer (and there are several!), you can guarantee you’re getting the delicious healthy punch of Sesame no matter how you spread it.

Find our delicious Sesame Spreads here

January 20, 2017

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Snacking Super Hero: Sesame Kingdom is Here to Rescue Your Healthy Resolutions

It’s 3 PM on a Thursday afternoon and you have a serious case of the “I Need Some Snacks.”

It was only a mere 3 weeks ago, you made a promise to yourself that this year, you were really going to start eating healthier. And that means cutting out your 3PM on a Thursday as many chips as physically possible diet. You settle in for a sad desk snack of raw vegetables with a side of air and internally cry. This is so hard! Being healthy is terrible! All the color and joy of life is gone.

Ok, calm down. Life doesn’t have to be all carrot sticks and celery stalks, friends! It’s important to note that a key part of a healthy diet, is enjoying what you eat! So next time you reach for a snack, Sesame Kingdom is here to save your lackluster, bland, boring, dieting day.

Our appetizing gluten, dairy and nut-free spreads are a nutritious addition to raw vegetables and fruits, as well as smoothies and yogurt. So no matter if your diet goals are to be gluten-free, paleo or even more diabetic-friendly, we’ve got you covered.

Ok. So we’ve got your attention. Now, what exactly are some of the benefits of Sesame Kingdom beyond just being a great addition to your existing snacks? Let’s take a look at a few of our ingredients. High cholesterol? Sesame seeds are known to help lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure. Fighting cold and flu that’s going around the office? Cardamom is frequently used to ward off and help prevent these symptoms. Trying to find a replacement for that afternoon sweet tooth? Both dates and carob are natural substitutes for highly-processed sweets like chocolate and granola bars. Or perhaps you are simply trying to stop the endless flow of your hand to the chip bag? Regardless of which of our products you prefer, all are appetite suppressants for those whose indulgences never seem to stop.

So snack easy this January, friends. Sesame Kingdom is here to help with your resolutions to have a healthier 2017. Want to get some of our spreads for your home or office?

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January 20, 2017

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Lunchbox Literature: Taking Kids Mealtime from Zero to Hero with Sesame Kingdom

Ahh, Monday morning. The birds are chirping. The sun is shining. The kids are sleep---THE KIDS ARE SLEEPING!?!? You have to get up! You must wake up! School in an hour! Breakfast. What do to do about breakfast? It would be so easy to just throw a couple poptarts in the toaster right now…

Sound familiar? Even the most organized of parents have experienced the crazy rushed feeling week day mornings often fold into. Instead of jumping into an old habit of popping questionably nutritional quick fix processed food in the toaster or microwave, why not try Sesame Kingdom on a busy morning instead?

Sesame Kingdom is the better meal alternative for you and your family. Why? Well. Take a seat and grab a pen friends because we’re about to school you on what makes our products just what your family needs to get through sports activities and school work.

We believe in starting good eating habits, early. The intangible benefits of teaching your children how to eat for their own health for life, is priceless. High-sugar, high-fat and highly-processed foods, simply, will not set your child up for nutritional success. And here, at Sesame Kingdom, that is our number one goal.

For that reason, we make all our spreads with organic gluten-free and nut-free ingredients that are high in protein and naturally energizing such as sesame, dates, carob and figs.

From oatmeal to pancakes, to yogurt and smoothies, our delicious spreads are a yummy alternative to the highly processed breakfast options you find on the grocery shelves. And why stop there? Pack Sesame Kingdom in your child’s lunch! Skip the sugar-filled peanut butter and jelly for your child’s lunch and instead spread our sugar-free carob chocolate spread with bananas on sandwiches.

With ingredients you can count on to be healthy and delicious, you can spend more time enjoying your weekday mornings and most importantly, more time enjoying time with your children. 

Start your child’s day with Sesame Kingdom here