You've all heard of sesame seeds, yeah? They're a warrior of the hamburger bun, a champion of the everything bagel, and a tender lover of stir-fry.
But, have you ever wondered where they come from?
For me, I always thought sesame seeds came from the third aisle of the grocery store, and that's where my thought process ended.
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And if you're thinking, "Obviously, that's not where they come from," I invite you to share your PhD in Sesame Seedology with us, and click where the sesame seed is below. I bet you can't.
If you got it correct and you do have a PhD in Sesame Seedology, I'm sorry for smart-mouthing you.
So, where do sesame seeds come from? I need to know. I need to know. Tell me, baby girl, 'cause —
Yes. I did, in fact, photoshop Marc Anthony singing to a sesame seed.
I'LL TELL YOU. Look at this flower very closely. It holds a sesame secret.
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DO YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU? NO! THOSE ARE SESAME SEEDS IN THOSE LITTLE PODS! THEY GROW IN HAPPY GREEN PODS UNDER BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.
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Look at all of the little sesame seeds hanging out together in their sesame pods and being best sesame friends.
There are about 50–80 seeds per pod.
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When the sesame plant reaches maturity, it opens to reveal all of the seeds inside.
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If you're saying, "I might lose sleep wondering how they make sesame oil, now." Well, for the sake of your physical and emotional well-being, I decided to leave you with a slightly arousing GIF of a mechanical press making sesame oil.
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Sesame seeds. Who knew, right?