are small oily seeds, off-white or
black colored, and a few millimeter across at most. They
are a common food allergen. They taste vaguely like peanuts
Sesame seeds can be added to salads for an extra
'nutty' texture. Sesame seeds are commonly sprinkled over
rice in Japanese cooking. Sesame seeds can be added to
almost any bread recipe by sprinkling or rolling the dough
in the seeds before baking it, much as one might do for
Ground sesame seeds are called
Sesame seeds may be "toasted" (fried
actually) to bring out more flavor.
The flavor of sesame seeds can be had via the use of
sesame oil, commonly available as a dark liquid.