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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“What a great site!! Fantastic service, positive energy of the folks who run this company shines through. I just received five pounds of poppy seeds and five pounds of sesame seeds, they look beautiful and are nicely packaged. I also appreciated the gift of some quinoa to try. Now I can't wait to make my grandmother's sesame and poppy seed candies! It is a pleasure to have a reliable and very cost effective site for these goodies. Thank you Nuts.com!”

, Madera, CA April 6, 2012

“thanks for the great sesame seeds and flax seeds! your packaging is so cute and i loved getting the box--made my day! thanks also for the sample of chia seeds. i've never had them before and looking forward to adding them to my diet. everything made it to me on time or quicker. thanks! :)”

, niceville, fl January 25, 2012

“Your service is fantastic! I placed my order Saturday, December 3rd and my order arrived this evening and the quality of the products that I ordered are astounding. I love that all the packages I received are resealable and that the fig jam was packaged that we don’t have to worry about it when I send it off to my granddaugher (15 months old, she loves her figs) for Christmas along with her other gifts. I’m giving my daughter the Chocolate Covered Prezels that I ordered and I have kept the Mint Malted Milk Balls and the Jumbo Gourmet Buttercruch mix for my husband and myself, both are delicious. The main reason I placed an order was that I was looking for bulk Sesame S eeds after I got back from the store because they were asking a ridculous amount for a small bottle. I will be using the Sesame Seeds that I ordered tomorrow for my Jinjalene Cookies; my husband was amazed at the price that I bought the five pound bag for.You better believe that I'll be back for more of your wonderful products. Keep up the good work and the fantastic prices. Also, I loved the e-mail I received from you after my order was received; that’s the way to keep customers.

, Citrus Springs, FL December 8, 2011

“You guys rock!!! Received my nut order today via rocket ship delivery-Thanks!! Opened up a bag of sunflower seeds- delicious!! Can't wait to toast up some of the sesame seeds-Thanks again!! Stu”

, Sunny, SOCAL July 29, 2011

“Wow...5lbs of sesame seeds is alot! ..Just a warning, but it was such a good price I just went for it. Lots of Tahini and Italian sesame cookies in my future. That's how I found this site. I was looking for bulk sesame seeds because the price of those small bottles of sesame seeds in the store is ridiculous, especially if you actually need a decent amount for cooking. As long as I was ordering, I tried a few other things that are hard to find at a decent price for cooking with, like shelled pistachios. Recipe searching here I go!”

, NY, NY June 25, 2011

“Service is great !!!! Sesame seeds are the best. You are definitely on my favorite list. Thank you.

Fran”

, poplarville, Mississippi May 7, 2011

“Thanks for the fast shipment of the sesame seeds. We like your huge variety of seeds as well as your competitive pricing!”

September 15, 2010

“This is my second or third order of sesame seeds from nutsonline, and they're a fantastic deal! Every time I walk through the grocery store and see the little bottles of stale sesame seeds for 1.5-2 times what I pay for a pound here, I smirk a little. The quality can't be beat and I love not breaking the bank to make the sesame bars that my family loves.”

, GA May 13, 2010

“Because I don't currently have a car, couldn't get to the stores further away where I could get raw sesame & sunflower seeds, I found you guys online. Talk about FAST!!! Even made a recipe with the sesame seeds today shortly after I got them. I'm just so impressed with y'all that, you can rest assured, I'll be ordering from you again. Plus your packaging cracked me up!”

, Woodstock, IL January 27, 2010

“You guys are GREAT!! Good product, timely delivery.

And just when I thought "customer service" was a thing of the past, you proved me wrong!

Thank you!”

, Howe, OK December 9, 2009

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

, Urbana, OH August 30, 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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