Sesame seeds are considered one of the oldest oilseed crops and condiments known to man and have been cultivated for more than 3,500 years. It grows widely in Asia, India, and Africa and are available all year round.
In culinary world, sesame seeds are prized for its nutty, sweet aroma and delicate buttery taste. Ground Sesame Seeds are great for aemono (Japanese dressed dishes) and Tahini (Middle Eastern condiment).
FUN FACT: "Open sesame"—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the sesame seed pod bursting open when it reaches maturity.