Sesame seeds have a mild, nutty flavor, and the highest oil contents of any seed. They are most commonly found in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, either used as a crunchy topping or pressed and made into a paste. They are the main ingredient of tahini, a sesame paste which is used to make hummus, and of halvah, a sweet, somewhat nougal-like dessert. Sesame seeds have also an high content of copper and manganese, are good sources of calcium, iron and zinc, and can help lower blood cholesterol, so they are the perfect addition to salads and smoothies alike. Also used as a bread topping. Naturally vegan and gluten free.
Available in 4 and 8 ounces.