These seeds from the sesame plant have a nutty flavor. The husked ones are called white sesame and the un-husked are black. They are widely used in Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cooking.
With a crunchy texture and a nutty taste, they are added to many dishes for the extra flavor. Sesame seeds are tiny flat oval seeds and come in a variety of colors: white, yellow, black and red. Sesame seeds are the oldest known oilseed and have the highest content of oil than any other variety of nuts.
Sesame seeds are drought tolerant and are able to grow where most other seeds aren't able to.