A staple in Asian cuisines, sesame seeds are often overlooked for their size. Nevertheless, these small, flavorful seeds are sweet, mild, and nutty. They often top breads like bagels. However, they work well in many other recipes.
Sesame seeds can either be black or white. Black sesame has a stronger, more aromatic flavor compared to white sesame. They have more of a bitter, pungent flavor. White seeds have their outer hulls removed. They have a slightly sweeter taste than black sesame.
Sesame seeds are often used in sauces, desserts, hummus, and noodle dishes. Because black sesame still has the outer shell intact, black seeds have more of a crunch. Despite subtle differences between the two varieties, they can often be used more or less interchangeably. Toasting the seeds enhances their nutty flavor.
There are several ways sesame seeds can support and enhance your health. Three tablespoons of unhulled seeds provide 12 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber. Increased fiber intake may decrease the risk of developing heart disease, obesity, certain cancers, and diabetes. They have high levels of magnesium, calcium, manganese, and zinc. They contain a compound called sesamin, which may reduce inflammation. They also contain nutrients that may encourage blood cell formation and support thyroid health.
There are several ways you can incorporate sesame seeds into your daily diet. They can be toasted and eaten as a snack. Sprinkling them onto salads and vegetable sides adds subtle nutty flavor and crunch. We carry sesame brittle and seed mix brittle for those who love nuts and have a sweet tooth.
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