Soom products are incredibly nutritious! Our products are especially great for those who are pregnant or have just given birth. Continue reading below to learn more about the nutritional benefits of tahini and silan date syrup, especially as it relates to prenatal and postnatal care.
Prenatal and Postnatal Tahini Nutrition
Soom Tahini is a great plant-based and dairy-free source of protein, calcium, and iron. In addition, tahini is an incredibly rich source of vitamins and minerals that are essential to pre- and postnatal health. Tahini boasts copper, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, and manganese, which are all important nutrients for a baby’s proper development.
Tahini can keep immune systems strong and healthy due to its high amounts of zinc, iron, copper, and selenium. Tahini is also high in healthy fats including mono- and polyunsaturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids, which are required for proper cell and nervous system health, in addition to a properly functioning immune system.
These healthy fats are vital in the prenatal period, as they lead to the proper development of the milk glands, placenta, and uterus. Sesame seeds, the only ingredient in Soom Tahini, are rich in B vitamins, zinc, and amino acids, which all contribute to glowing skin and healthy hair.
Prenatal and Postnatal Silan Nutrition
Soom Silan, an all-natural date syrup, is packed with essential minerals including
magnesium, copper, and manganese, which are all important nutrients for prenatal health. In particular, magnesium helps with the development of a baby’s bones and teeth.
Dates, the only ingredient in Soom Silan, are rich in soluble fiber, which helps keep things moving through the digestive tract and relieves symptoms of pregnancy-related constipation. The fructose sugars in dates provide a burst of energy without altering blood sugar levels. Soom Silan is lower on the Glycemic Index than maple syrup, honey, and molasses, making it a better sweetener alternative for those who may incur gestational diabetes.
Dates also have laxative properties, which activate uterus contractions and decrease the length of labor. They’re also a good source of folic acid, which decreases the chance of brain and spinal cord-related birth defects.
Dates are also full of vitamins including vitamin A, which is essential to vision; vitamin C, which helps promote skin elasticity, and vitamin D, which assists with bone strength and protecting one’s immune system.
Information provided to Soom Foods by Marisa Urda, RD, LD and Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD via Parents Magazine.
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