Welcome to Sesame Seed

Sesame are generally known as the seeds from the sesame herb. This is the most used seed globally and is a main source of inclusion in foods in the Middle East. Sesame foods such as tahini and halva originated from there.

Sesame seeds are often used in breads dishes and sprinkled on both sweet and savoury dishes. The sesame herb can be eaten raw, dried, or roasted or cooked with all kinds of foods, it is entirely versatile. It contains amino acids and this has been proven benefits for a healthy body.

Sesame as a result are an excellent source of calcium and would benefit in a natural calcium supplement for those who can't drink milk from cows. The seeds have also been found to give a mild antioxidant effect. They possess a skin softening agent and are used as nourishing tonics as well as a laxative.

There are three varieties of sesame, the black seed, white seed and red seed.

  • The black seeds yields the best oil and also most appropriate for medicinal purposes.
  • The white seeded sesame is used for its calcium content
  • The red seeds are rich in iron is used in foods that lack iron.

The oil is highly praised for its medicinal value and used in Indian food as it has a fine flavor and high boiling point which is characteristic of Indian food.

The use of sesame seeds in sweet meats or as a ground paste with water and butter to treat hemorrhoids. Externally it is an excellent remedy for ulcers, burns and scalds. In addition the sesame seed cures dysentery and diarrhea problems as well as respiratory and menstrual disorders.

The seeds should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. This will be fine for up to 3 months or refrigerated up to 6 months. They can of course be frozen and will keep for a year.