We may associate sesame seeds with bagels, buns, and breadsticks, but they are actually an ancient superfood that was believed to have mystical powers. They also have a wonderfully nutty taste.
Sesame seeds date back 5,000 years to what is probably China today and have been treasured for their rich tasting oil ever since. Like so many other spices, sesame seeds journeyed around the globe and are a staple in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, where you'll enjoy then in halvah and hummus. That's right, sesame seeds are what's used in tahini, which also happens to be a delectable alternative to peanut butter.
As for the seeds, you can use them in stir-fries and sushi or as a crunchy coating for chicken or fish. They are also excellent added to granola or baked into cookies and other sweet treats. Toasting them first will bring out their flavor to the fullest.
What's more, sesame seeds are packed with nutrients that have been shown to boost hearty health, lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes. They can also help soothe the aches and pains of arthritis and even combat anxiety. Keep calm and crunch on.
Product of India
Warning: Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy products.
Serving Size: 28g (~1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
|Calories from Fat||117|