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    Black Sesame Seed

    Black sesame seeds are small, flat seeds, dark in color, that are used in cooking or for their medicinal properties. The use of sesame seeds and sesame oil dates back thousands of years. An Assyrian tale speaks of gods who drank sesame wine before creating the earth. Black sesame seeds are high in many minerals including calcium and iron and are also used to promote regular bowel movements. They have a sweet and nutty flavor.