Sesame | White unhulled Sesame

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Sesame seeds are extremely nutritious. Sesame seeds come in white, black or light brown varieties. Black sesame seeds are considered as more nutritious, but the white variety is more popular. Unhulled (with outer skin) seeds are more nutritious than the hulled seeds since they can have upto two times calcium than that in the hulled seeds. Sesame seeds are rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and a variety of vitamins. The picture shows unhulled white sesame.

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Sesame is extensively used in many cuisines. In Indian cuisine, it is used in desserts e.g., laddoos, burfi, many savory preparations, snacks, curries, baked goods, etc. In middle eastern cuisine, tahini and many other dips and salads are prepared with sesame.