The internet is full of articles on super seeds…eat more seeds to lower your cholesterol…eat more seeds for healthy hair…eat more seeds to lower your anxiety. But can they actually help with fertility?
From browsing t’interweb, it seems sesame seeds are frequently recommended as a fertile food. They are a great source of zinc, which is a key mineral for both men and women trying to conceive. For guys, zinc can help testosterone and sperm production, whilst for ladies it can help with egg production, maintaining follicular fluid levels and hormone regulation. Ok I’m sold!
Luckily it’s super easy to incorporate sesame seeds into your diet – they add a nutty crunch to stir-fries, salads or porridge and I absolutely love the smell of sesame oil. This is a really easy meal to make so it’s good for a weekday if you don’t want to do anything complicated.
So, open sesame…here you go!
- 2x salmon fillets
- ½ tbsp sesame oil
- 1tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
- 1tbsp soy sauce
- 1tsp honey
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 5tbsps ginger, grated
- Squeeze of lime juice
- 1tbsp sesame seeds
Mix the sesame oil, chili sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger and lime in a small bowl.
Lay the salmon fillets in a baking dish and cover with the mixture, then cover, chill and leave to marinade for an hour.
When you’re ready to cook, pre-heat the oven to 200°C, sprinkle over the sesame seeds and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve with rice or noodles and steamed or stir fried veg. Super easy!