Sesame seeds are a good choice

With a favourable calicum to phosphorous ratio, and also providing Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and B Vitamins, sesame seeds are a good gutloading choice - in moderation. However they also have a moderate amount of oxalic acid and phytates, so you wouldnt want to use these in huge quantity on a regular basis.

In 100 grams of dried seeds:

Water 4.69 g
Energy 573 kcal
Energy 2397 kJ
Protein 17.73 g
Total lipid (fat) 49.67 g
Ash 4.45 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 23.45 g
Fiber, total dietary 11.8 g
Sugars, total 0.30 g
Calcium, Ca 975 mg
Iron, Fe 14.55 mg
Magnesium, Mg 351 mg
Phosphorus, P 629 mg
Potassium, K 468 mg
Sodium, Na 11 mg
Zinc, Zn 7.75 mg
Copper, Cu 4.082 mg
Manganese, Mn 2.460 mg
Selenium, Se 34.4 mcg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.0 mg
Thiamin 0.791 mg
Riboflavin 0.247 mg
Niacin 4.515 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.050 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.790 mg
Folate, total 97 mcg
Choline, total 25.6 mg
Vitamin B-12 0.00 mcg
Retinol 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 5 mcg
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 0 mcg
Lycopene 0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 0 mcg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.25 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0 mcg
Fatty acids, saturated 6.957 g
Fatty acids, monounsaturated 18.759 g
Fatty acids, polyunsaturated 21.773 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Phytosterols 714 mg
Tryptophan 0.388 g
Threonine 0.736 g
Isoleucine 0.763 g
Leucine 1.358 g
Lysine 0.569 g
Methionine 0.586 g
Cystine 0.358 g
Phenylalanine 0.940 g
Tyrosine 0.743 g
Valine 0.990 g
Arginine 2.630 g
Histidine 0.522 g
Alanine 0.927 g
Aspartic acid 1.646 g
Glutamic acid 3.955 g
Glycine 1.215 g
Proline 0.810 g
Serine 0.967 g


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