Sesame seed is the seed of the sesame plant (Sesamum indicum). The seeds can also be pressed for sesame oil. Besides use as a condiment, the toasted seeds are used to make sesame paste, which is often used as a peanut butter substitute. White and black varieties of sesame seed are available. The white has a delicate flavor and can be used in all dishes calling for sesame seeds. The black seeds have a richer flavor and stronger aroma and are best used alongside other bold ingredients so as not to overwhelm the dish. However, the choice of black vs. white sesame seeds is usually for the appearance more than the difference in flavor. Sesame seeds are rich in minerals; they are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
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