Sesame is a tiny oval-shaped nut, flat in structure is the oldest oilseed crop ever known to human race and considered as one of the healthiest food. Over 80% of the sesame seeds are exported from India.
The seeds can be consumed raw, dried, or roasted. They are also used as an ingredient in food preparations worldwide.
Commercially available sesame seeds include “White Natural sesame”, “black sesame”, and “Hulled sesame,” each having different husk colors. (Golden sesame is also called “brown sesame” or “yellow sesame.”) Their nutritional value is basically the same, but their flavor, color and other characteristics are slightly different.