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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?).
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.