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Sesame Seeds

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Preparation, uses, and tips

To enhance the nutty flavor, sesame seeds can be toasted in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Sesame seeds can be used to garnish sweet and savory dishes and are used in baking. Raw or roasted sesame seeds can be ground into a popular sesame paste called sesame seed butter or tahini. Sesame gomasio, a mixture of sesame seeds and a small amount sea salt, is used as a seasoning on grains, pasta, and vegetables. Toasted sesame oil is used in Asian cooking for its rich flavor and aroma.

Buying and storing tips

Sesame seeds are sold either raw or roasted and hulled or unhulled.

Varieties

Sesame seeds come in shades of black, brown, and yellow as well as the more common beige variety.

Nutrition Highlights

Sesame seeds (whole, dried), 1 Tbsp (8g)
Calories: 51
Protein: 1.6g
Carbohydrate: 2.1g
Total Fat: 4.5g
Fiber: 1.06g

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