What is Sesame Seeds?
Sesame seeds are the tiny oblong seeds from the flowering sesame plant. They are between 3 to 4 mm long and 2 mm in width. They are generally off white or black, with some that are a medium shade of brown. The flavor of the sesame seed is nutty and earthy. When roasted, these tastes come through strongly and provide a savory garnish to many East Asian dishes. Sesame seeds are also found in Western cuisine.