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Calcium-Rich Asian Sesame Sauce Recipe

As I mentioned in my post on eating calcium-rich plant foods to promote optimal bone health, sesame seeds are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, all of which your body needs to build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. So if you want to ensure that you optimally nourish your bones and teeth as you age, consider mastering the following Asian-style sesame sauce recipe. Depending on how much water you use, this recipe can produce a light salad dressing, a dip for raw vegetables, or even a rich alternative to mayonnaise.

And if you're the type that counts milligrams, the quantities listed in the ingredients section below produce a sesame sauce that contains three times more calcium than half a cup of whole milk.


1/2 cup raw, organic tahini
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1.5 tablespoon organic honey
1 clove of garlic, crushed


Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or a strong blender. For a thin, salad dressing-like consistency, add one tablespoon of water at a time as you blend until desired consistency is reached.

If you use just a tablespoon or two of water in total, the result will be a thicker sauce that can be used as a dip for a vegetable platter or a plate of steamed vegetables.

You can even use this Asian sesame sauce as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise in sandwiches or cole slaw salads.

Enjoy the many health benefits of this Asian sesame sauce.


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