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The sesame seed is the cream-white seed of the plant Sesamum indicum of the family Pedaliaceae.

The seed is used whole in cooking for its mild, nutty flavour, and also yields a cooking oil.

Sesame seeds can be made into a paste called tehini[?] and a Turkish confection called halvah[?]. Sesame flavor (through oil and seeds(roast and plain)) are also very popular in Korean cuisine. You can also see sesame seeds sprinkled onto some Sushi style foods.

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