Sesame, (Sesamum indicum), also called benne, erect annual plant of the family Pedaliaceae, grown since antiquity for its seeds, which are used as food and flavouring and from which a prized oil is extracted. The seeds are also high in protein and are rich in thiamin and vitamin B6.The white sesame seed has a delicate flavor and can be used in all dishes calling for sesame seeds. The black seeds have a richer flavor and stronger aroma and are best used alongside other bold ingredients so as not to overwhelm the dish.
Sesame seeds are rich in minerals; they are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
Sesame seeds have a nutty, slightly sweet taste and aroma which is enhanced by toasting. The black seeds are said to have more bitterness. It's used for baking, cooking, and other uses.
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