Bulk Sesame Seed Black

Sesamum indicum
Sesame seed, black image
[ 1114 ]Sesamum indicum

Sesame Seed Black

1/4 Pound:  $2.25 Pound:  $5.01 buy now  

Sesame seed naturally occurs in a variety of colors, including black. The seed has a delicate, nutty taste, which is featured in many traditional Middle Eastern foods such as tahini and halvah.

The phrase “open sesame” spoke in the classic tale of Arabian Nights is a reference to the way the seed appears to burst open at maturity.

contains known allergen: sesame

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3.5
active compoundsOleic acid, linoleic acid, pinoresinol and lariciresinol (lignans).
plant part usedseed

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaSmall oval-shaped black seeds with a nutty aroma.


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culinarySprinkle into soups and salads and over pasta, rice, breads and other baked goods. Light toasting enhances flavor.
industrialSesame seeds are widely used in the food industry.
safetyCheck with your doctor before consuming sesame seeds if you have a known allergy to tree nuts.

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black sesame seed

Sesame seeds have a rich, nutty flavor.

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black sesame seed

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what else you should know

black sesame seed

Sesame is a flowering annual that is widely naturalized and cultivated in tropical regions throughout Asia and the Middle East. It is one of the oldest oilseed crops, with domestication dating to about 3,000 years ago in China.

The dried seed is a rich source of fatty acids, including oleic acid and linoleic acid, as well as iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Black sesame seeds are the same as white sesame seeds except that the hull is left intact.

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