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Description: The Black Sesame Seed is less common and has a more concentrated flavor than the White Sesame.
Usage: Black sesame seed are especially good on salmon and other fish! Use Sesame Seeds with salads, fish, poultry and meat dishes, add to stir fried vegetables, bean and noodles dishes, cheese spreads and egg salads, butter or cheese sauces, cakes and cookies, and butter spreads and breads.
Sesame seeds are used as a seasoning in baked goods, candies, salads, and other savory dishes are often used as a garnish for breads, rolls, crackers, and snacks. Sesame seeds are also valued for their oil content. These flat, tiny seeds have a rich, nutty, sweet flavor which allows them to be used creatively. They were originally grown in Africa and India and date back as early as 3000 B.C..
Typically, the sesame seed is pale white in color, but can also be found in shades of black and brown. Sesame is an annual plant which has a velvety, undivided leaf, on which one to three flowers appear on the leaf axils. The fruit are tiny, long, flat, pear shaped capsules containing numerous small seeds. Despite the fact that these seeds contain a large amount of oil, they are almost odorless. When roasted, they release a sweet fragrance and a pleasant nutty taste. Sesame is very rich in protein and the seeds contain up to 40% edible oil. Crushed sesame seeds are used to prepare a spicy paste called tahihi, which is frequently used in middle eastern cooking. Sesame seed oil is very popular in Asian dishes.