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Sesame Indicum White Sesame Seeds
Packet of 50+ freshly harvested home grown seeds.
Grown for many many thousands of years as a source of food and oil, the humble sesame has one of the highest oil contents of any seed, up to 50% at times, which is more than double that of Soy.
Not only lots of great oil, but it is a very healthy form, and very stable, meaning its natural shelf life surpasses the others too. It contains the natural antioxidants sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol which are only found in Sesame seeds, and are the main cause of its longevity.
Great little plant, very productive and very healthy.
We use it all the time in everything from noodles, salads, tapas, for frying, spreads like tahinni, dips, marinades, you name it, sesame is a perfect match.
More than 4000years of documented use and it is one of the hardiest of all high energy crops. Forget the wheat and corn, if SHTF, sesame is what you want to grow, especially in a hot dry climate like Australia!
You might be wondering why not just buy a couple hundred grams from the store to get you started?
I thought the same thing, but after buying many different brands and varieties in bulk or food size packets, from health food shops, supermarkets, Asian grocery stores, and online, both here and all over the world, I have come to the conclusion that the store stuff must have been heat treated when sorted/graded, and just doesn’t grow?
Never had one seed strike off many millions of seeds, in many many different growing conditions and seasons over a couple years.
I bought these special seeds specifically to grow after all those failures, and had instant success.
Been growing my own ever since and now I finally have enough to sell a few packets myself.
Oh yeah, you might also be wondering about the color and the odd dark seed in my packs? The internet tells me>>>
“After harvesting, the seeds are usually cleaned and hulled.
Once the seeds have been hulled, they are passed through an electronic colour-sorting machine that rejects any discolored seeds to ensure perfectly coloured sesame seeds. This is done because sesame seeds with consistent appearance are perceived to be of better quality by consumers, and sell for a higher price. Immature or off-sized seeds are removed and used for oil production. The world traded over a billion dollars worth of sesame seeds in 2010. The trade volume has been increasing rapidly in the last two decades.”
There you have it, the humble sesame. I am sure you guys must have heard and tried it before, so why not have a crack at growing it?
Has a really great flower and grows a straight stem loaded with pods, up to about a meter high. Each pod contains about a big spoonful of seeds and each plant has HEAPS of pods.
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no dramas!!!