Other Names: Semsem, Simsim, Bene Seeds, Beniseed, Gingelly, Gingili
Medicinal Uses: Blood tonic, Laxative, Acne, Tinnitus, Dizziness
Sesame Seed: (herb seed) Small, oval, pearly white seeds of a member of the Pedaliacae family.
Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah. They are available throughout the year. Add sesame seeds into the batter the next time you make homemade bread, muffins or cookies. Sesame seeds add a great touch to steamed broccoli that has been sprinkled with lemon juice. For healthy sautéed chicken with sesame seeds, tamari, garlic, ginger and your favorite vegetables for a healthy, but quick, Asian-inspired dinner. Also use for breads, chicken, seafood, noodles, chickpeas.