Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch. They come in a host of different colors, depending upon the variety, including white, yellow, black and red.
Sesame seeds are highly valued for their high content of sesame oil, an oil that is very resistant to rancidity. Sesame seeds are the main ingredients in both tahini and the Middle Eastern sweet treat, halvah.
Open sesame—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.
Add sesame seeds into the batter the next time you make homemade bread, muffins or cookies. Sesame seeds add a great touch to steamed broccoli that has been sprinkled with lemon juice. Combine toasted sesame seeds with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and crushed garlic and use as a dressing for salads, vegetables and noodles. Healthy sauté chicken with sesame seeds, garlic, soy sauce ginger and your favorite vegetables for a healthy, but quick, Asian-inspired dinner.
Our Sesame Seeds originated from India.