White & Black Sesame
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Sesame is an annual herbaceous plant of the Pedaliaceae family, which was cultivated already 5000 years ago in the Indian subcontinent. In addition to being used for medicinal, cosmetic and religious purposes, it is an essential food that finds space in a wide range of recipes.
Thanks to the strong presence of calcium, sesame seeds are incredibly beneficial for the bones so much to be considered natural supplements; moreover, they possess potent antioxidant properties thanks to their content of phytic acid and lignans.
In the kitchen, sesame seeds are a versatile ally of a thousand uses. They are the main ingredient for the preparation of tahini sauce, a Middle Eastern seasoning usually used to accompany falafel, but also of Gomasio, an excellent alternative from the Japanese tradition to cooking salt. You can also add them to summer salads or soups and can also be incorporated into the mixture of bread, breadsticks and crackers or use them to make the breading and to gratin the vegetables. Finally, along with honey, sesame is a common ingredient for desserts, especially in North African gastronomy.