Black Sesame Seeds
One of the oldest seed spices known to man, Sesame seeds are thought to have origited in India or Africa. The first written record of sesame dates back to 3,000 BC. There are three varieties of sesame seed – white is the most common, pale which is also called golden, brown or pale gold, and black. The three seed varieties are all very similar but there are some subtle differences – Black Sesame Seeds and Golden Sesame Seeds are not hulled, while White Sesame Seeds are hulled which shows the seed’s true color.
Black Sesame Seeds have a fuller flavor with a slightly nuttier taste along with a more potent aroma than the white or golden seeds.
Black sesame seeds add a surprising nutty flavor and mild texture to vegetables.Toast lightly and toss into dough for homemade flatbreads and we know of several artisan bakers that mix fennel, poppy and black sesame seeds as a crusty topping for baguettes.