Derived from flowering plants that grow wild throughout Asian and the Middle East, this oil-rich seed enhances a depth of flavor reminiscent of roasted nuts. Use these black sesame seeds to stud your bread for a flavorful topping, or to coat your sushi. Toast and toss into fried rice and noodle dishes or crust fresh fish to add a nutty crunch. Don't forget desserts! Cookies, cakes, and sweet butter spreads are made scrumptious with sesame seeds.