Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sesame Seeds/Bokkeum ChamGgae (볶은 참깨)
Sesame seeds are widely used for its subtle nutty flavor and high oil content. Buns and bagels just like many other dishes use sesame seeds for an added flavor.
Asia maybe the largest consumer of sesame seeds. India is currently the biggest producer of these precious seeds which are mainly grown for the oil. Did you know that one pod or tube contains as many as 15,000 seeds?
The seeds come in different colors from pale white to black. The white, flat ones are more popular in the west.
This on the picture is toasted sesame seeds. It's commonly put in stir-fried dishes.
COST: P125 (100g)