Sesame seeds are derived from one of world's oldest oilseed crops and have been cultivated for thousands of years. These nutty oil-rich seeds are flavorful and can be used as-is or extracted for use as a flavorful condiment. Sesame seeds are packed full of aroma-rich compounds that can be further enhanced by roasting. Roasted sesame seeds are an excellent addition to both sweet and savory dishes. White sesame is mild and nutty while black sesame has an earthier full-bodied flavor with a hint of bitterness.
Uses: Pair sesame seeds with your favorite dishes by using it as a topping or mixed into sauces. Try coating tuna or salmon with sesame before pan-searing for a crisp and fragrant crust.