plant is a tall annual herb and is one of the first oil seeds known to man, they are widely used for their medicinal value and culinary uses.
They are a great source of protein, have some phyto-nutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fibre with potent anti-cancer as well as health promoting properties.
They add a wonderful nutty flavour and crunchy texture to salads as well as stir-fry’s and are the main ingredient in Tahini which is a versatile paste used in many dishes but most known use is in hummus.
Easy to get from most food retailers raw, toasted or pre-made tahini and are not too expensive.
My main use for sesame seeds is in stir-fry’s and the tahini paste in tofu scramble, what’s yours?