This seed or spice can be found primarily in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely cultivated in tropical regions, and is used mostly for its seeds.
Sesame seeds are added to buns and bagels, or in crackers or snack sticks. In Japan, the seeds are turned into a paste, but also used in salads and baked snacks.
Sesame seeds are rich in Vitamin B1, Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and copper. They contain high amounts of antioxidants, and phytosterols, which prevent cholesterol production.
Back To Spices