Sesame Seeds 1kg
|A small white to off white seed that has a rich nut-like flavour.
Mostly used to add flavour and texture to bread products. The seeds are generally sprinkled on top. They are also used in snack bars, breakfast foods and it is ground to make Tahini. It mixes well with olives, garlic and ginger. Delicious with broccoli and with chicken, in dessert or in breads.
It has a delicate nutty flavour.
It is a good source of Calcium and may reduce blood cholesterol. It is also rich in vitamins, iron selenium and magnesium. It may improve blood pressure and help to burn fat.
Sesame crops were first harvested 3500 BCE and the crop commercially traded as long ago as 2000 BCE
Sesame has the highest oil content of any eatable seed.
Sesame has the ability to grow in areas that will not support the growth of other crops. It is known as the survivor crop.
There are a thousand of different sesame plants grown around the world. Most of them are wild and not harvested.
Sesame street is the name of a popular USA Children's show aimed at making learning fun.
Each pod (2-5 cm in length) may contain up to 100 or more seeds.
According to an Assyrian legend, when the gods met to create the world, they drank wine made from sesame seeds.
In India sesame seeds represent a symbol of immortality. In ancient Egypt, they used to call it "sesmt" and it was included in the list of medicinal drugs in some ancient scrolls said to be 3600 years old.
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