Sesame Seeds

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Certified: Kosher

Natural imported unhulled sesame seeds used in many meals and candies.

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About Sesame Seeds

Native to Indonesia and tropical Africa, the erect annual herb has been cultivated since earliest times in many hot countries of the Old World for its small seeds, which contain a superior vegetable oil used in cooking. The seeds and leaves have been eaten traditionally as a food in Africa and India, while in most other countries has been and still is grown for its oil. The versatile seed is also known as a spice. It is one of the oldest condiments known to man. Records of its production in the Tigris and Euphrates valleys date back to 1600 B.C. The Egyptian name for sesame, sesemt, is found in the list of medicinal drugs recorded in the Ebers Papyrus, dated about 1550 B.C.

In The Thousand and One Nights, the story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves, a password was needed to open the door of the robbers' den. The magical command "Open Sesame" may have been chosen because the ripe sesame seeds burst from their pods suddenly with a sharp pop, like the springing open of a lock.

An herbaceous annual, sesame is grown only from the seed. It thrives best in sandy, well drained soils in a warm climate with moderate rainfall. The plants, which grow to a height of two to five feet, need a fairly long growing season of about four months to mature their seed. The seeds are small, glossy, flattish, and oval-shaped, about one-eight of an inch in length, one-twentieth inch thick, and are available hulled or unhulled. The hull seed is pearl white in color. The unhulled seed varies in color from white to black though, depending on the cultivar, some are red or brown. The seeds are highly nutritious, containing up to sixty percent oil and twenty five percent protein. When roasted, they have a tasty, nutty flavor reminiscent of the almond.

India and China are the world's largest producers of sesame seeds. Most of all the sesame seeds that are harvested are converted into sesame oil. Other important producing countries include Ethiopia, Nicaragua, the Sudan, Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. The crop is grown extensively in this country in Texas, California, Louisiana, and Arizona.

Sesame seeds are consumed in a variety of ways throughout many countries. They may be eaten dry, added to soups, used as garnish on savory dishes, and used in many candies and cakes.

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“There are not sufficient SUPERLATIVES to describe YOUR SERVICE AND GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR! (plus the goodie samples you always enclose with my order) ! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!”

, Chicago, IL September 10, 2014

“Everything was super yummy!! I couldn't wait to open each bag and give everything a try!! I even love the free goji berries I recieved. Thank you so much!!”

, Finleyville, PA September 9, 2014

“Arrived a day earlier than expected. We love the packaging! Very entertaining! You have a loyal customer for life!”

, Urbana, OH August 30, 2014

“Oh, my! My order was primarily for the sesame seeds, which are always delicious and reasonably priced compared to grocery stores. I use them in my homemade Asian salad dressing. ........BUT I was so glad that I left the dried mangoes in the order - that was the first thing I opened and ate right away! Nummy-num! Natural candy! The dried strawberries were yummy, too! Ahhhhhhhh, heaven!!!!! Love the dried mangoes!!!!”

, Ray City, GA April 29, 2014

“The sesame seeds are, without a doubt, incredible! Personally, I like to make sesame juice out of them (rather than use them as condiment, flavoring, etc.), but it is nonetheless the best!! Especially if they're from Nuts.com because they keep their word when they say these are "yummy goodness".”

, Springfield, VA October 19, 2013

“Fast service, love the products, we will be ordering again.

, Columbia, Al. July 13, 2013

“Such a great product, with wonderful prices. The fact that shipping happens so quickly is a bonus! I plan on ordering all of my seed/nut needs from here in the future!

Thanks!”

, Muncie, Indiana June 27, 2013

“I am so excited to get my benne seeds today so I can make SC Benne Waffers. They are one of my favorite foods to eat and I'll be able to share them with my friends and relatives.

I'm also going to enjoy trying the Goji Berries which I understand are very healthy. If I like them, you can expect me to order more from your web site. Thanks, Faith Levy”

, Lyman, South Carolina May 16, 2013

“everything looks great and fresh. looking forward to making my own TAHINI from the sesame seeds I bought and this will be the first time to bake bread with potato flour or Quinoa flour. first experience tasting cacao, great energy bars and I'm a big fan of granola especially hot for breakfast in milk. thanks for the quick service, next time want to try some of your coffee's! PAUL”

, ar. March 14, 2013

“Absolutely delightful to get your seeds. (By the way, the seeds are delicious!!) Zei gezunt.”

, Encino, CA February 8, 2013

“Packaged great and taste great on sesame chicken”

, Philadelphia, PA September 23, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 9g (~0.3 oz.)
(Approx. 50.5 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
Calories From Fat 38
%DV
Total Fat 4.47g 6.87%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.11g 0.7%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4.4%
Sugars 0.03g
Protein 1.6g
Vitamin A 0.02% Calcium 8.8%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 7.27%

Ingredients

Sesame Seeds

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.

Country of Origin: India

ID: 7009

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