Sesame Seeds also called Benne, seeds from the erect, annual plant (Sesamum indicum) of numerous types and varieties belonging to the family Pedaliaceae, cultivated since antiquity for its seeds, which are used as food and flavouring and from which a prized oil is extracted. The whole seed is used extensively in the cuisines of the Middle East and Asia. Halvah is a confection made of crushed and sweetened sesame seeds. In Europe and North America the seeds are used to flavour and garnish various foods, particularly breads and other baked goods. The aroma and taste of sesame seed are mild and nutlike. Probably originating in Asia or East Africa, sesame is now found in most of the tropical, subtropical, and southern temperate areas of the world. Before the time of Moses, the Egyptians used the ground seed as grain flour. The Chinese used it 5,000 years ago, and for centuries they have burned the oil to make soot for the finest Chinese ink blocks. The Romans ground sesame seeds with cumin to make a pasty spread for bread. Once it was thought to have mystical powers, and sesame still retains a magical quality, as shown in the expression "open sesame," from the Arabian Nights tale of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."
Sesame Seeds Raw are available in 18 oz., 10 oz., and 4 oz. sizes. All A1 herbs, spices and seasonings are freshness sealed in durable and attractive clear plastic bottles. For bulk pricing contact us here. or call 516-801-2132.
|1815||Sesame Seeds, Hulled 25 lb. Bag||$103.99|
|1814||Sesame Seeds, Hulled 15 lb. Bag||$65.99|
|1813||Sesame Seeds, Hulled 10 lb. Bag||$47.99|
|1390||Sesame Seeds , Hulled 5 lb. Jug||$29.99|
|0983||Sesame Seeds , Hulled 21 oz.||$10.59|
|0583||Sesame Seeds , Hulled 10 oz.||$6.19|
|0782||Sesame Seeds , Hulled 4 oz.||$4.49|
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