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Sesame seeds are very small edible seeds that are immensely beneficial for health but are mostly underrated. They are the seeds of a plant of the Sesamum genus found in India and Africa. Sesame seeds have a nutty flavor and they can be bought either shelled or unshelled. They are usually added to salads as an ingredient or as a topping for bread and grain products, crackers, sushi, cakes, soups, breading for fish and meat, and myriad other applications. Also, sesame seed oil that is derived from the seeds, is a vital source of nutrients with laxative and palliative properties. Quick Facts on Sesame Seeds Sesame seeds are considered the oldest oilseed crop in the world and have been cultivated for more than 3,500 years. The seeds are tiny, only 3-4 mm long and 2 mm wide, yet 3.85 million metric tons are produced every year. The seeds are initially…