Sesame seeds have been widely used in culinary and traditional medicines around the world for well over 3,000 years. Growing sesame requires a tropical environment and permeable sandy soil. The plant grows to about 5 feet in height and the seeds are located in pods after the plant flowers. A single pod can hold up to 100 or more seeds, varying different color seeds per pod.
Throughout Europe and America the seeds are added to breads and other baked goods for a rustic, artisan touch and flavor.
Sesame seeds offer many nutritional benefits. They're an excellent source of zinc, manganese, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and dietary fiber.
Sprinkle these hulled Organic Sesame Seeds over steamed veggies or salads, add to your baked goods and breads, or mix with rice vinegar, soy sauce and minced garlic to make a great salad dressing.
Make your own gomasio by roasting 4 teaspoons of celtic sea salt and 1 cup hulled sesame seeds and then grinding together. Add other spices to make seasonings for all your favorite dishes.
- Origin: Turkey
- Storage: Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container
- Shelf life: Best if used within 1 year of Julian date
- Ingredients: Organic White Sesame Seeds
- Allergens: None