Black Sesame seeds, also known as kala til, is one of oldest condiments known to man. They are highly valued for their oil. “Open Sesame”- the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights symbolizes the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.
The same as white sesame seeds, except with the hulls intact. This can lend a slightly more bitter flavor. Use black sesame seeds for a dramatic color pop or in place of white.