Organic Sesame Seeds Black
Our Organic Black Sesame Seeds are used in a massive range of different cuisines around the world to pack an irresistibly nutty flavor profile in both sweet and savory dishes. This black variation boasts a slightly more powerful nutty flavor-profile, which is generally enhanced via toasting, than white sesame seeds.Using at Home
Use these seeds in your next stir-fry to add some delicious texture.
Add a twist to your next salad.
Make your own tahini, a sesame seed paste-like butter, which is a staple in traditional hummus. Simply toast the seeds in a dry pan, don't let them smoke, and then process the seeds into a paste--keep grinding until it's smooth!
Stack a new dimension on your next pizza.
Sprinkle over the top of baked goods.
Incorporate into your next dessert or baked good to create a unique texture.
Feel free to be creative!
Sesame seeds have a long rich history when it comes to their nutritional and medicinal properties.
Today sesame seeds are known to be an excellent source of zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin B1, and dietary fiber.
Are known to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.History
Approximately 3600 years ago, writing from the Ancient Egyptians lists the flavorful seed as a favored medicine.
The ancient Babylonians are believed to have used sesame seeds to promote youth and beauty.
Most varieties are wild and native to sub-Saharan Africa.
Due to the robustness of the crop it has since been naturalized in tropical areas worldwide. Today is primarily grown in India.
Sesame seeds are largely known for their extremely high oil content and are the oldest oil-seed crop known to man; believed to have been domesticated over 5000 years ago.
The common phrase open sesame known to be used for the first time in 1700s in Arabian Nights, as the magic words to open a sealed cave, is believed to be a reference to the sesame plant's seedpods that burst open upon reaching maturity.
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Our inner safety seals are pressure sealed and it is normal when twisting off the cap that the seal may come off, come loose, and/or tear - so long as none of the contents spill out, the product is safe to consume.