Sesame Seeds

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  3. $2.49/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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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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“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.

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, Howe, OK December 9, 2009

“Your website is great. We found the product we wanted (unhulled sesame seeds), ordering was easy and we received the product quickly on the day quoted. What more could one want? (Maybe a cookie made with the seeds?)”

, Flower Mound, TX July 25, 2008

“I just ordered three products which are very difficult for me to find: pitted cooking dates, bulk sesame seeds, chia seeds. You're the best!”

, Traverse City, Michigan June 7, 2008

“Received my order on time and good shape.The pine nuts and seeds are as fresh and the best I have ever tasted as everyone else has said they are.
Thank you
Will become a steady customer
Connie pa”

, lower burrell, pa August 2, 2007

“Your service is great. Sesame seed order arrived within 2 days! I am a returning customer.

May 25, 2007

“My first order, for sesame seeds, arrived very fast. I was happy with them- prices and service were also excellent. I'll be back! ”

, Maryland August 20, 2006

“The day before I got smart and found your website, I purchased a small glass jar of sesame seeds at the local supermarket. It contained just under two ounces and cost $3.59 plus tax. I was thrilled when I discovered that I could buy them from your company for $1.99 a POUND! Today I have been perusing your site a little more to see what else you have to offer. I am going to have to be careful to no go crazy. There are so many wonderful things to knosh on! You really made my day though with the sesame seeds.

, Sierra Vista, AZ August 7, 2005

“The pumpkin seeds I ordered arrived yesterday and they are great. You do a great job!

Gordon M”

“After typing in "sesame seeds" on a search engine, Nuts Online appeared to be the most comprehensive description available, so I clicked on it. I've been frustrated at the ridiculously high prices in my local area for sesame seeds--if you can even find them in local grocery stores, the prices are outrageous. So online shopping I went, and was delighted with your website. Imagine my further delight to find my absolute favorite, and equally elusive, blackberry tea listed! I am awaiting my first order with great anticipation. The sesame seeds are for a small cottage industry business I'm growing...the tea is all for me. I'll be visiting your website again soon and recommending it to friends.”

, Knoxville, Tennessee December 15, 2003

“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

Nutrition Facts

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

Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
Calories From Fat 38
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%


Sesame Seeds

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


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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