All shapes and sizes for staying in shape.
Dry, toasted, whole, hulled, as a sauce:
sesame seeds are one of the top 5 seeds used in cooking.
They are a reserve of energy, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium.
In Asian cuisine, sesame is combined with salt to make gomashio,
and the idea for tahini sauce – sesame butter – came from Turkey (any hummus fans out there?).
What a story!
Sesame grows where all other plants fail. That’s why it’s one of the first known crops of Africa and India.
The saying “Open Sesame!” is based on fact: sesame fruits open up, spreading their seeds everywhere.
In India, sesame is considered to be a superior food and is used in Ayurvedic medicine.