Sesame Seeds - Information and Spice Variations

Sesame seeds give a great nutty flavor to salads, stir-fries, and slaws. They are useful to decorate or garnish most Asian dishes, and make a beautiful crust on lightly seared meats and fish filets. If you make your own bread, sesame seeds are an excellent topping. Use a combination of white and black sesame for an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

White, hulled seeds are useful as an ingredient in recipes. Toasted seeds are convenient as a topping or garnish. Black seeds are a slightly stronger flavor, and look gorgeous in most dishes. Store all sesame seeds in the refrigerator to keep oils from becoming rancid.

White or Toasted Sesame Seeds


Sesame seeds, with their wonderful nutty flavor, are great added to so many dishes: green salads or pasta salads, stir fry, for encrusting chicken o…

Black Sesame Seeds


Black sesame seeds are very popular in Asian cuisine. We have several restaurant chef customers who like to use a combination of black and white s…