Sesame seeds are the seeds of Sesamum indicum, an annual tropical plant which is probably native to Africa. The sesame plant is cultivated throughout Asia as well, and the seeds play a vital role in many ethnic cuisines. Sesame seeds are used whole, ground into pastes such as tahini, or pressed for their rich, nutty oil. They are often available in all of these forms from large grocery stores or Asian specialty stores. Whole sesame seeds should be stored in a cool dry place in an airtight container when they are not in use, and oil should be refrigerated. Sesame seeds have been used throughout history as both a food source and for sesame seed oil.

Sesame seeds are high in these minerals:

  • copper
  • manganese
  • tryptophan
  • calcium
  • magnesium

Sesame seeds also provide iron, phosporus, and zinc, vitamin B1(thiamin) and vitamin E. The minerals found in sesame seeds play a crucial role in health. The rich, nutty flavor of sesame seeds can be found in food around the world. Toasted, the whole seeds can be sprinkled on a variety of dishes for extra crunch and flavor. They are also used raw in some dishes. Ground sesame paste is used in both sweet and savory dishes, and is a primary ingredient in both hummus and halvah, two popular Middle Eastern dishes. The oil from white and brown sesame seeds is used as a cooking and flavoring oil, and black sesame seed oil may be used in small amounts for flavoring as well.

Packaging: Stuffed in (20) feet container loads in Woven Polypropylene Sacks.

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