Sesame Seeds

Where to buy it, how to use it, and more!

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Sesame seeds are tiny seeds of the sesame plant.

Where to buy the best sesame seeds

Be careful when buying sesame seeds. Some brands have a harsh, bitter flavor.

You can get good sesame seeds from Azure standard.

Are sesame seeds a healthy food?

Sesame seeds are a great source of nutrition, especially vitamin E and calcium. One-quarter cup of sesame seeds has more calcium than an 8-ounce cup of milk.

Different varieties of sesame seeds

The most common variety of sesame seeds are white sesame seeds, but black sesame seeds are also available. Black sesame seeds are stronger flavored.

You can also buy unhulled sesame seeds. (They’re often called brown sesame seeds.) They tend to have a more bitter flavor than hulled ones.

Sesame seeds also come raw and roasted.

How do you use sesame seeds?

Sesame seeds are a common topping on bagels and bread.  They’re also delicious sprinkled over steamed or roasted vegetables, salad, or rice.

Recipes that use sesame seeds

How to store sesame seeds

Sesame seeds should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer the seeds. They’ll keep for about 6 months in the refrigerator and 12 to 18 months in the freezer.

Where to buy the best sesame seeds

Buy high-quality sesame seeds. Lower-quality ones sometimes have a harsh, bitter flavor.

You can get good sesame seeds from Azure standard.