Toasted Sesame Seed

Toasted Sesame Seed
Toasted Sesame Seed
Toasted Sesame Seed Toasted Sesame Seed
SKU
100228 001
$4.58
Net Weight:
2.7 oz
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Oily and rich Toasted Sesame Seeds are the soft, flat, tiny, teardrop-shaped seed that grow in the fruit of the flowering sesame plant. Their fragrance is subtle, light and nutty, and a touch oily. These sesame seeds are toasted, which develops the nutty taste of the seeds by adding a slight caramelization to the hull and removing some of the overall moisture content. This concentrates and deepens the flavors, bringing out the oily woodiness and umami savor of this little seed. Our Toasted Sesame Seeds contain between 50-60% sesame oil, which has antioxidant properties and is rich in B-complex vitamins.

Sesame seeds are one of the oldest intentionally harvested crops in the world, valued for their oil. Archaeological digs in India have uncovered evidence that sesame became a domesticated crop 5,000 years ago. 4,000 years ago it was already in trade, and 3,600 years ago it was mentioned as a medicinal product in Egypt. As long ago as 2,750 years ago, sesame was being grown explicitly for oil pressing. Because it is hardy and can grow in a wide range of conditions—it can grow in drought, in hot zones, by absorbing ambient water that settles into the ground thanks to humidity, or in heavy rains—it has been described as a “survivor crop,” resilient and sustainable.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Toasted Sesame Seeds are commonly found in the US garnishing the tops of breads, and as the crunchy topper on bagels, but they are used in cuisines around the world. Grind into paste to create the condiment tahini, which can then be used to make the Middle Eastern dips hummus or baba ghanoush, as a dip for vegetables, spread on a bun for a truly Mediterranean fish sandwich, or mixed with lemon for a nutty, tart vinaigrette. Mix with salt for the Japanese seasoning salt gomashio. Use gomashio or whole seeds wherever you want a nutty crunch; it’s great over vegetables like steamed green beans or roasted carrots. Toss seeds over chicken or pork stir fry, or use as a coating for baked chicken fingers. Mix seeds with honey or corn syrup and let that set into candies.

Our Toasted Sesame Seeds are grown in India.

This product is certified kosher.

 

Hungry for more information?

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories16

% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g2%

Saturated Fat0g1%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat1g

Monounsaturated Fat1g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.3mg0%

Total Carbohydrate0.7g0%

Dietary Fiber0.4g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.5g1%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium28mg2%

Iron0mg2%

Potassium13mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.5 out of 5
16 total ratings.

Greg J. (Verified buyer) 12/13/2021
Great Great

Robert D. (Verified buyer) 12/04/2021
Great quality at a very Great quality at a very good price. I used some right away to make a batch of Turkish simit.

dorothy c. (Verified buyer) 07/15/2021
A great buy for seed lovers! I buy them in bulk - 5 lbs. and they still go fast! Easy way to keep supplied with good quality seeds. Nice staff, too. They even inclose a handwritten note!

Alexandra G. (Verified buyer) 10/24/2020
Sunflower Seed substitute Replacement for product unavailable locally. Use instead of sunflower seeds (to which I have an allergy).

Diane R. (Verified buyer) 10/20/2020
Excellent!!! I just used it to make Tahini-perfect since it saved me time of not having to toast myself. Love all your products

Colleen J. (Verified buyer) 08/27/2020
Love the toasted, excellent for Love the toasted, excellent for dressing, stir-frying and more.

Charmyrle B. (Verified buyer) 08/20/2020
Excellent!! The quality of your toasted sesame seeds is excellent! I put them in my homemade bread and they really make my loaves so much better.

Theo R. (Verified buyer) 07/26/2020
toasted sesame seeds Great and glad to find a source that sells more than a little bottle. Thanks so much!

dorothy c. (Verified buyer) 06/13/2020
A great buy for seed lovers! I use these seeds for everything - especially on toast but even on icecream. They came well packaged and in a timely manner.

Francine K. (Verified buyer) 12/08/2019
Toasted sesame seeds I would definitely order again. Customer service was excellent.. Sesame seeds were also excellent!
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