Simply Organic Sesame Seed - 3.7 oz.
The delicate, nutty taste of Simply Organic Sesame Seed is often enjoyed in Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. Try Simply Organic Sesame Seed folded into bread or cookie batter, sprinkled on steamed vegetables, and ground with sea salt as a table condiment. Roast Simply Organic Sesame Seed to enhance their flavor.
Sesame seeds come from the tropical, herbaceous, annual Sesamum indicum, a member of the Pedaliaceae family. The plant reaches up to six feet in height, and the leaves have tiny hairs on both sides. Its foxglove-like flowers are purple to whitish. The seeds, which are found in the fruit capsule of the plant, take 80 to 180 days to mature, at which time the pod pops open. The pods are then hung and dried until the ripe seeds-- tiny, flat, oval and beige or creamy white-- fall out.
Most of the four million pounds produced each year are converted to oil. Middle Eastern and Asian recipes often include sesame seeds for flavor and texture. Other culinary uses of sesame seeds include sesame cooking oil, tahini (a paste made from the seeds) the spread, hummus and the Turkish confection, halvah.
When it comes to longevity, it's hard to beat sesame: before creating the world, the gods drank sesame wine, at least according to Assyrian legend. One of the first plants used for its seeds, the ancient Egyptians made a flour from it; a tomb drawing of 4000 years ago shows a baker adding sesame seeds to dough. Ancient Greek soldiers also ate sesame seeds to boost their energy, while the Romans made a food similar to hummus, using sesame and cumin. Both sprinkled sesame seeds on breads and ground it into paste. The Brahmins considered sesame a symbol of good luck and immortality. In the tale of Ali Baba in The Thousand and One Nights, the magical command "Open sesame" (a reference to the pod's popping open when ripe) opens the door to the robber's den.
Embracing organics is a key to a simply healthy way of life. Great tasting organic food is good for our bodies — and it's good for the planet our children and grandchildren will inherit. Choosing organic products reduces the pesticides and other chemicals that pollute our environment and promotes sustainable agriculture that preserves our ability to produce pure, natural food. It's a simple choice that makes a big difference.
Simply Organic's commitment goes beyond providing you with the most complete line of organic spices seasonings and flavors available — their purchasers travel the world developing and converting growers to organics and they consistently introduce products not previously available as organics. They develop meaningful relationships with small organic farmers, helping them improve their agricultural methods and profits — and supporting their communities — through programs like Fair Trade and Well Earth™.
Organic Goodness You Can Taste
Simply Organic's pure, organic herbs, spices and seasonings plus fresh food equals delicious, healthy meals for you and your family. Once you've tried Simply Organic™, you'll agree they provide a simply healthy way to incorporate organics into your life. They travel the world over to bring you fresh and aromatic seasonings of unsurpassed quality. You'll taste the difference in every bite.
The Frontier Family
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ and the customers who own them have always been strong supporters of organic agriculture. In 2001, Frontier launched Simply Organic™, a comprehensive 100% certified organic line of spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. Simply Organic continues to grow with innovative and affordable new products and an unrivaled selection of organic seasonings — just as Aura Cacia™, the third member of the Frontier family, has become America's favorite aromatherapy source. One percent of Simply Organic sales fund organic food and farm research.
Simply Organic Values
In an industry where “organic” labels are often just an extension of larger, non-organic enterprise, Simply Organic™ offers healthy, wholesome, organic products you can trust. But Simply Organic offers more than just pure products. Their vision of an organic lifestyle means they are committed to integrity, from the field to the shelf. They appreciate that some of the best things are those that have been around for a long time, and as a result they support and encourage the growth of organic farming practices and support traditional farms and growers. With Simply Organic, you can feel better about the food on your table and the world you live in.
1% of Sales Fund the Growth of Organics
Simply Organic strives to better the lives of small growers in developing countries with fair pricing and programs that help their communities. They support environmental projects that promote organic agriculture and the restoration of natural habitats around the world through the donation of 1% of Simply Organic sales.
About Our 1% Fund
Each time you buy a Simply Organic™ spice, seasoning or mix, you make a small contribution — that when combined with many others — provides significant support to organizations and projects that research, develop, teach and promote organic agriculture. In fact, since the Simply Organic 1% fund began in 2001, it has provided over half a million dollars of support to organic causes.
The SO1% fund — determined as a percent of sales, not profits — is having a remarkable impact both here in the U.S. and internationally. For over three decades, Frontier has been a leader in promoting organic products and supporting organic agriculture around the world. It's logical that their all-organic brand, Simply Organic, funds many worthy organizations and events that support organics. They're proud to partner and offer you the opportunity to contribute directly to the continuing growth of organics with the purchase of high-quality Simply Organic products.