sesame

(redirected from Sesame seeds)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

sesame

(sĕs`əmē), herb (Sesamum indicum or orientale) cultivated for its seeds since ancient times, found chiefly in the tropics of Africa and Asia. Sesame seeds, also called bennes or gingellies, are black or white and yield an oil that resists turning rancid. The oil (known also as teel oil) is used extensively in India for cooking, soap manufacture, food, and medicine and as an adulterant for olive oil. The seeds are also popularly added to cookies and other baked goods and are made into candy (e.g., benne cakes). Sesame was introduced by African slaves to the U.S. South, where it sometimes becomes a weed. The sesame was once credited with mystic powers. Sesame is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
..... Click the link for more information.
, class Magnoliopsida, order Serophulariales, family Pedaliaceae.

sesame

1. a tropical herbaceous plant, Sesamum indicum, of the East Indies, cultivated, esp in India, for its small oval seeds: family Pedaliaceae
2. the seeds of this plant, used in flavouring bread and yielding an edible oil (benne oil or gingili)
References in periodicals archive ?
3 Heat 2-3cm oil in a saute pan or deep-frying pan until hot, and cook each piece of bread (it's easier to cook one at a time), unspread-side down for 11/2 mins, then carefully turn over and cook for 1-2 mins on the prawn side or until the sesame seeds are golden and the prawn paste is cooked.
Sprinkle sesame seeds, ground peanuts and pepper on top.
The only things hard enough to break a tooth were the sesame seeds sprinkled for some reason on top of the bun.
In quantity, sesame seeds have a strong flavour, but you only get 20 on your bun, so they have a limited effect.
Sprinkle roasted black sesame seeds on top and eat right away.
Boulder Brands UK Ltd have issued a recall of Udi's seeded bread, rolls and bagels after discovering that sesame seeds may have been used instead of sunflower seeds.
transfer to a platter and sprinkle with the chives and sesame seeds.
Arrange the avocado in the middle of the wrap and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
Serve each parcel with spring onions, sesame seeds and rice.
Sesame seed is largely used in the Middle East diet such as Iranian diet [12].
The Middle Eastern confection, which is most commonly made from sesame seeds mixed with honey or sugar, is not exactly sweetat least not by American standardsbut it's certainly not savory either; its texture is one part cotton-candy airiness, one part dense fudge.
Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, then season with salt and pepper.