Unhulled seeds have the outer, edible husk intact, while hulled seeds come without the husk.
The hull gives the seeds a golden-brown hue. Hulled seeds have an off-white color but turn brown when roasted.
Sesame seeds have many potential health benefits and have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. They may protect against heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
What kinds of sesame are there?:
Sesame belongs to the Sesamum genus of the Pedaliaceae family. The Pedaliaceae family has 37 wild types and 1 cultivated type, and it is said that this cultivated type has about 3,000 breeds. “White sesame”, “black sesame”, and “golden sesame” are names just based on the color of husk and are not related to the breed types.
White Sesame Seeds:
White Sesame Seeds are a good source of energy due to the high fat content. They contain healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6. They also contain fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus that helps boost energy levels. white sesame seeds have a sweeter and nuttier flavor, which is the flavor of the kernels of the seeds. White Sesame seeds have an exterior coat that can be removed. This coat is also known as the hull or the husk. Hulled sesame seeds are seeds with the hulls removed. Hulled sesame seeds are completely white
Black Sesame Seeds:
Black sesame seeds have a slightly nuttier, more bitter flavor compared to their sweeter white equivalent. These seeds also contain natural oxidants like – sesamin, sesamolin etc. ~Sesame seeds can be consumed daily in your diet in various forms i.e cooked or raw. Sesame seeds don’t have cholesterol in either of the two forms. Seeds (about 1/2 tsp twice a week) can be consumed raw with water in the morning or evening. Sesame seeds or til are known to be an excellent source of protein, which helps increase your metabolic rate and curbs hunger, thereby avoiding excessive calorie consumption and aiding weight loss.
Brown Sesame Seeds :
Brown Sesame seeds are unhulled tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch. The seeds originating from the plant Sesamum Indicum are oil crushing grade sesame seeds having a slightly sweet flavour and aroma.
Brown Sesame Seeds. Brown Sesame Seeds have a nutty taste and slightly sweet flavor and aroma that are enhanced by toasting. They can be added to breads, cookies or stir-fries, or ground into sesame paste for tahini or the sweet Middle Eastern treat called halvah.
You can try and use sesame oil as a cooking base as well. No wonder, the popular adage comes to our mind – big things come in small packages. Stay fit, stay healthy!