Sesame Seeds Toasted – 8 oz
Ingredients: 100% Toasted Sesame Seeds
Sesame Seeds were one of the first crops processed for oil as well as one of the earliest condiments. The addition of sesame seeds to baked goods can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times from an ancient tomb painting that depicts a baker adding the seeds to bread dough.
Add sesame seed into the batter the next time you make homemade bread, muffins or cookies. Use the traditional macrobiotic seasoning, gomasio, to enliven your food.
You can either purchase gomasio at a health food store or make your own by using a mortar and pestle. Simply mix together one part dry roasted sea salt with twelve parts toasted sesame seeds.
“Sesame plant is a member of the Pedaliaceae plant family, cultivated since antiquity for its seeds. Its scientific name is sesamum indicum. A hardy annual plant that can thrive in the worst condition and can survive with just the moisture from the atmosphere. It can grow 3 to 6 feet in height and exhibits flowers in lovely white, pink and lilac colors. The fruits are capsule-like, containing numerous pearly white seeds which are tear shaped and flat. This tiny seed is crunchy with as nutty, buttery taste and a sweet aroma. It is prized as an oilseed.” – Organic Superfoods Store’s blog
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