Sesame seeds add their delightfully nutty flavor to any dish. Sesame sticks have become increasingly popular in recent years as a great snack to enjoy by the handful, and are sure to be a hit at your next house party! The latest snacks in our collection, Piping Rock's Sesame Sticks:
Are available plain or in a variety of great flavors
Can be sweet, salty, savory, or spicy, depending on your preference
Are bite-sized so you can enjoy them by the handful
What are Sesame Seeds?
A flowering plant in the Sesamum genus, sesame seeds are one of the oldest oilseed crops known to humans. According to documents, they were first domesticated over 3,000 years ago! It is believed they originated in India, and charred remains of sesame seeds have been found dating back to 3500 B.C. Babylonian and Assyrian records even mention sesame seeds, and these date back 4,000 years ago!
Sesame seeds are so ingrained in human culture that their existence even reaches into the mythical. It is believed that the phrase "Open Sesame," first said in "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" to open a magical cave, comes from the unique way in which sesame pods pop open upon ripening, revealing the treasure trove of seeds within.
Found primarily in Asian cuisines, sesame seeds are frequently pressed into sesame seed oil, which is used around the world thanks to its distinct nutty flavor and variety of culinary applications. When they're not used for oil, sesame seeds can be found in a plethora of cuisines.
The latest and one of the greatest applications for sesame seeds comes in the form of sesame sticks! These bite-sized snacks are fantastic as a mid-day snack, or even served in a party bowl during any get-together. With a variety of flavors to choose from, such as honey, garlic, cheddar, and hot, these savory delights are sure to satisfy that urge for something crunchy and flavorful!