Toasted Sesame Seeds
Steeped in cultural culinary tradition. A staple that ushered mankind into prosperous new eras and allowed kingdoms to flourish. Also smells a bit like peanut butter.
Sesame seeds have long been used as a spice and for their oil – one that’s both healthy and stable in hot climates. It is because of the latter that the seeds and oil have been utilized for cooking throughout Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.
The white sesame seeds are nutty with high oil content and a hint of hay flavor. Toasted they become even nuttier and more pronounced. As these have been toasted these seeds are meant for finishing and will become bitter if further cooked. Add to salads, ceviches, tartars, or dressings.
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is but can also be ground fresh or toasted. To toast simply heat a frying pan/skillet over high heat. Add desired amount of seeds and stir occasionally watching the seeds closely. Once a toasted nutty fragrance is detected, about 3-5 minutes in, remove the pan/skillet from heat.|
|Recommended Applications||Toasted Sesame Seeds can be tossed along with noodle dishes, vegetables, salads, or a stir-fry. Other great ways to use this spice is sprinkled onto fish, poultry, beef, pork, or egg salad. Before baking, add the black sesame seed to cakes, cookies, bread, or confections. This versatile ingredient is most commonly tossed with salads, noodle dishes, vegetables, or to a stir-fry recipe.|
|Taste & Aroma||Sweet|
|Cuisine||Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Turkish|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||4 Years|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|
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