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Pronounced: SEHS-uh-mee

sesame seed

Sesame seed is one of the first recorded seasonings. It grows widely in India and Asia. These tiny seeds come in shades of brown, red and black, but the most common color is a pale grayish-ivory. Sesame seeds have a nutty, sweet aroma with a milk-like, buttery taste.

plural: sesame seeds


Season: available year-round

How to store: Because sesame seeds have a high oil content, they turn rancid quickly. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place up to 3 months; refrigerate up to 6 months; or freeze up to 1 year.

Matches well with: breads, chicken, chickpeas, eggplant, fish, lamb, noodles, shellfish, tahini

More Sesame Seed Recipes
Popular Sesame Seed Recipes
Halva (Sesame Seed Fudge)
Crunchy Sesame Seed Candy
Greek Pasteli (Sesame Seed & Honey Snacks)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 825
Calories from Fat 643 (78%)
Total Fat 71.5g 110%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 50%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 31.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Potassium 673mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 33.8g 11%
Dietary Fiber 17.0g 67%
Sugars 17.0g
Protein 25.5g 51%

How is this calculated?