Sesame Seeds

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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

To enhance the nutty flavor, sesame seeds can be toasted in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Sesame seeds can be used to garnish sweet and savory dishes and are used in baking. Raw or roasted sesame seeds can be ground into a popular sesame paste called sesame seed butter or tahini. Sesame gomasio, a mixture of sesame seeds and a small amount sea salt, is used as a seasoning on grains, pasta, and vegetables. Toasted sesame oil is used in Asian cooking for its rich flavor and aroma.

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