Sesame seeds are extremely versatile, both in terms of their use and their nutritional value.
We sell both natural hulled sesame seeds and black sesame seeds, although the former is sold in much larger quantities, presumably due to its significantly better price. Natural sesame seeds are mainly used for bakery products, but they also play a significant role in the preparation of snacks and muesli in a health-conscious diet.
By squeezing the oil, both the sesame oil and the flour or cake remaining after extraction can be sold separately due to its high protein content.
Sesame oil is stable for a long time and does not turn rancid, so it is also added to margarines, but it is also a popular cooking and frying oil in Chinese cuisine. Also suitable for high temperature frying, see the table on oils for more details on our Pinterest page.
In addition to its use in the food industry, sesame oil is also popular in the cosmetics industry as a massage oil and as a raw material for soaps.
The product made from natural sesame seeds is Tahini and the Humus made with it from Middle Eastern cuisine, and Gomasio, which is traditional in Japan, made from black sesame seeds.
Interesting fact: According to the book „Edibles”, sesame seeds are "known to have been a spice since ancient times. They were first grown for their oil. Bakers on the murals in Egyptian tombs dating back 4,000 years sprinkle sesame on bread."
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.