Σουσάμι (Sesame Indicum)
Sesame seeds are from the Sesamum genus, which is a blooming sesame plant. They have been used to flavor dishes, provide necessary lipids, and improve skin health in eastern, Mediterranean, and African civilizations for thousands of years.
Sesame has the largest oil content of any seed and a rich, nutty flavor, which is why sesame oil, tahini, and the seeds themselves are widely used in cuisines across the world.
Better nutritional absorption, enhanced fat-burning, improved hormone levels, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol and decreased cancer cell proliferation are some of the potential health advantages of sesame seeds.
Noodle dishes, veggies, salads, and stir-fries all benefit from the addition of sesame seeds. This spice is also delicious sprinkled over fish, poultry, beef, pig, or egg salads. Add sesame seed to cakes, cookies, bagels, and bread before baking.
BONUS TIP: By toasting sesame seeds in a dry skillet over low to medium heat, you could significantly boost their natural nutty flavor.
◉ Spices should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor.