Organic Sesame Seed Whole

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Sesame Seeds

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Botanical Name: White & Natural: Sesamum indicum; Black: Sesamum orientale

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Product Name   Size Origin SKU Price Qty
Black Sesame Seeds Whole 1 lb India 205385-01
$10.25
Organic Sesame Seed Whole 1 lb Mexico 209966-01
$9.83

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Organic Sesame Seed Whole Jar 2.45 oz Mexico 250300
$5.75

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Organic Sesame Seed Whole Pouch 4.00 oz Mexico 209966-03
$4.75

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Organic White Sesame Seed 1 lb Mexico 209954-01
$10.25
Organic White Sesame Seed 4 oz Mexico 209954-04
$4.83
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Sesame Seeds

When you buy sesame seed from Starwest, you are purchasing not only a flavorful and nutritious food, your are getting a significant piece of history.

Organic sesame seeds are used in cuisine throughout the world. It is a popular topping for breads and often combined with sugar or honey in deserts such as the Middle Eastern halvah or Greek pasteli. Sesame can also be ground into a butter known as tahini, which by itself is quite bitter - but combines very well with maple syrup, jams and honey or savory ingredients like garlic and paprika.

Organic sesame seeds are from a flowering plant that is native to the tropical regions of Africa. Interestingly however, the plant was first domesticated in the Indus River Valley of what is now Pakistan nearly 4,000 years ago. Linguistic evidence indicates that bulk sesame seeds were an important source of oil to the peoples of south-central Asia. Sesame still occupies a significant place in the cultures of Pakistan and India; in the latter, sesame oil is part of important Hindu rituals. In the Urdu language of Pakistan, sesame is used as a metaphor: a mean-spirited person is described as a sesame seed that has no oil. Among Arabs and modern-day pagans, sesame is thought to bring good fortune.

Buy quality black sesame from Starwest. Black sesame seeds are combined with the tan variety and roasted and ground to create the Japanese condiment known as gomashio, a popular topping for rice dishes such as sekihan and onigiri.

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    • On April 23, 2014 cgarby asked:
    • Q: What is the country of origin for your sesame seeds?
    • A: The country of origins are listed in the product table on this page. The black sesame seeds are from India and the white and natural seeds are from Mexico. - starwest staff
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