Name: Sesamum indicum L.
is a very old cultivated crop. The plant
grows up to height of 6 feet. The leaves
are ovate to lanceolate or oblong while
the lower leaves are trilobed and sometimes
ternate and the upper leaves are undivided,
irregularly serrate and pointed. The sesame
seeds grow inside pods on the plant, which
can be obtained after drying the plant.
Sesame seed in its various forms are used
in a wide variety of applications from food
processing to the production of pharmaceuticals
and cosmetics. Sesame seed comes in a various
varieties and forms such as natural white,
washed/hulled and mixed crushed form. Sesame
seeds are rich in oil, proteins and vitamins
B1 and E. The sesame seeds are cleaned and
filtered before being processed. Sesame
seed has a mild, nut-like when the seed
is roasted, used Worldwide to add texture
and flavor in various kinds of food products
such as Burgers, Bread, breadsticks, cookies,
chocolate and ice creams.
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