The Oxalate Content of Sesame Seeds and Related Foods
The incidence of calcium oxalate stone disease is reported to be higher in the Middle East than in the developed countries. The oxalate content of Middle Eastern diets has not been thoroughly investigated. Foods prepared with sesame seeds are quite common in the Middle East. This study investigated the oxalate and calcium content of sesame seeds, sesame oil, and foods prepared with sesame seeds, namely Tahina and Halava.