Black sesame seeds
Origin of black sesame seeds and its natural habitat
Indian sesame plants are one of our very first cultivated plants. Through trade routes it reached the Far East, then Southern Europe and North Africa, where it quickly became popular. Unlike hulled sesame seeds, which are the white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds are unhulled seeds and therefore have a very high B-complex content and are an extraordinary source of minerals. It is a rarity in Europe.
What dishes can black sesame seeds be used for?
Due to its strong, full-bodied taste, black sesame seeds are mostly used in dishes where they can be used raw, sprinkled, or roasted.
- Black sesame seeds can also be prepared in a pan, fried in oil or dry, and can also be used for grilled dishes.
- A special taste effect can be achieved by adding it to breadcrumbs coating of fried meats, fish and vegetables.
- It goes well with white sesame seeds, nuts, oatmeal and any other oilseeds.
- Fried black sesame can be added to fresh green salads or to green salads with spicy or wine vinegar.
- In a raw form it can be sprinkled onto baked goods.
- It can be consumed raw due to its health-preserving, invigorating effect.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.