The first recorded seasoning in history, dating back to 3,000 B.C. and has long been cultivated in Asia and Africa. The seeds are made up of roughly 50% oil, which makes them excellent for cooking. Black sesame seeds have a stronger earthier taste than the lighter colored seeds.
Great added to green or pasta salads, stir-fry, and dressings. Also wonderful for seasoning rice, encrusting beef or chicken, or sautéing vegetables. It is also popular in making breads, rolls, and crackers.