Our expert says:
I have checked the calcium content of sesame seeds in the SA Food Tables and it is 131 mg/100g. Now 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds probably weighs about 5 g, thus by eating 1 t you would only ingest 6,6 mg of calcium and the daily requirement for adult women is at least 1000 mg of calcium a day. Sesame seeds would, therefore, not be able to provide you with your daily calcium requirement even if you were able to eat a whole 100 g of the seeds.
Rather use low-fat milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese to ensure that you obtain 1000 mg a day.
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