Sesame seed is the clean, dried seed of Sesamum indicum L. The slightly hard, flat, oval, small, smooth and shiny, dehulled, creamy-white seeds have a nutlike odor and an agreeable nutty taste. The sesame seed plant is an annual herb having an oblong shaped pod, containing the small, creamy-white seeds, varying in size up to 3.5 mm (1/8 inch)
• Sesame seed adds a special nutty flavor to foods.
• To toast Sesame Seed: Heat small skillet on medium heat. Add Sesame Seed; cook and stir 2 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Immediately pour out of the hot pan to avoid over toasting.
• Add 1 tbsp. to 1 cup bread crumbs for coating chicken or pork chops.
Serves: Makes about 2/3 cup or 10 (1-tablespoon) servings.
Prep time: 5 mins