Can my baby eat Sesame seeds

From +6 months

Common allergen:


Are sesame seeds healthy for children?

Sesame seeds have several impressive beneficial qualities that make this food a very healthy option to add to your baby's diet. However, sesame is a common allergen, so make sure to introduce it soon enough (between 6 and 8 months is ideal) in small quantities to see how your baby reacts to it. To get the most out of sesame, go for the unhulled kind, with the husk still on. In this way they contain the most plant protein and fiber. They are also very rich in essential minerals and vitamins. To top that off they contain antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
Tahini and sesame oil are also healthy sesame products to give to your baby.

How to serve sesame seeds

Introduce sesame in the form of a paste (commonly called tahini). Start with a small amount (just the tip of your knife) and mix it in with some yoghurt (if your baby is already used to eating yoghurt) or some fruit puree. Other ways of serving sesame seeds are crushed, sprinkled on top of a dish. You can use sesame oil in many types of dishes as well since it's a heat resistant oil.

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