Sesame may be the oldest condiment known to man. In any event, it is probably the oldest crop grown for its edible oil. The sesame seed plant color may range from yellowish white to red, brown and black. Hulled Sesame is pearly white.
It has a rich, nut-like flavor when roasted. Hulling or Decorticating is the process of removing the outer husk. In the Western World Hulled Sesame is best known as a topping for hamburger buns.