Bulk Sesame Seed (Hulled)

Sesamum indicum
Sesame seed (hulled) image
[ 373 ]Sesamum indicum

Sesame Seed (Hulled)

1/4 Pound:  $2.15 Pound:  $4.77 buy now  

Sesame is an annual flowering plant native to India and Africa and naturalized in other tropical regions. It is one of the oldest known seed crops with a history of cultivation spanning at least 3,000 years.

Sesame seed imparts a nutty flavor to Asian dishes and is the star ingredient in a condiment paste called tahini. Hulled sesame seed can also be added to salads, bean and vegetable dishes, breads and other baked goods.

contains known allergen: sesame

SQF Certified Logo
kosher certificate informationsqf certificate information
We offer discounted pricing on orders over 100 pounds. Contact Us

quick look

information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3.5
active compoundsProtein, Unsaturated fats, Minerals, Folic acid, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E.
plant part usedseed

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dry place free of direct light and humidity.
appearance & aromaSmall white oval seeds with a nutty scent.


try something new

culinaryAdds nutty flavor to vegetables, baked goods, pasta, salads and other foods.
safetySesame seed may cause an allergic reaction is some people.

flavor profile

sesame seed

Lends a buttery, nut-like flavor to foods.

formulas & recipes

sesame seed

Coming soon.

what else you should know

sesame seed

Sesame seed is harvested from an annual flowering plant thought to be native to Africa and now widely distributed throughout much of Asia and the Middle East. It is grown for export in several countries, with India and China leading as the top producers.

Hulled white sesame seeds are widely used in Middle Eastern, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cuisines. They are found in many Chinese dim sum dishes, for example. The hulled seasame seeds are also ground into a paste called tahini, which is used as a dip or spread and also as a base for Middle Eastern specialties like hummus and the confection halvah.

Background: Sesame seeds are a popular snack food and ingredient for recipes. It has been an important part of the diet for centuries. Sesame seeds were even found in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Historically, sesame oil has been used as lamp fuel. 

Frequently bought together

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised:  Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.

All reviews solely reflect the views and opinions expressed by the reviewer and not that of Monterey Bay Herb Co. We do not verify or endorse any claims made by any reviewer. None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.