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The magic sesame seed - Tastecelebration.com
Today I have chosen the sesame seed as the tastebud in the spotlight. Such a small seed but with so many possibilities! But first, let’s look at the seed itself. It is one of the oldest oilseeds crops known and nowadays the world’s largest exporter of sesame seeds is India. Japan is the biggest importer. There are thousand of different varieties of the sesame seed. But in the shops we mainly see three different seeds depending how the crop have been treated: the white peeled one with a mild, nutty taste. This is the easiest accessible both in taste and in stores. The second one is the unpeeled sesame seed. A dark yellow and grey seed with all its nutrients still in there like calcium, iron and healthy fats. The last one is the black sesame seed, the healthiest and maybe the most decorative of them all. It is also the most difficult one to find in stores I may add… You often find sesame seeds in Japanese and Chinese food but also in raw and macrobiotic …