• Sesamum indicum Annual Flower Black Sesame Seeds

    Sesamum indicum
    Black Sesame Seeds

    Lovely white bell-shaped flowers bloom profusely on bright green plants. This plant makes a fantastic annual and even produces the seed used as a food in oil as well as seeds. Black seeds have more flavor and are rich in oils. Flower color may vary from white to blue, yellow and even purple. Drought tolerant.
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    Fun Facts:
    Similar to the more common white sesame seeds
    Black sesame seeds are not hulled
    Black sesame seeds are more popular in Far East cuisine
    The saying "open sesame" came from the sesame seed pod which bursts open when ripe
    Sesame seeds have been grown for over 3000 years
    Charred remains of sesame have been recovered dating to 3500 BC
    Sesame seeds are 40 to 60 percent oil and high in protein
    One of the oldest oilseed crops known
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