13 responses to “Sesamum indicum”

  1. bev

    Excellent, excellent post, as usual. I will enjoy perusing all the suggested links. And thanks to Nagraj for the beautiful photo; I eat sesame seed bagels every day!

  2. Susanne

    Oh, now I really wish I could go home for a visit!! 🙂
    (to Germany that is)
    Does anyone know if there are seeds available from anywhere to perhaps grow some as an annual?

  3. Sue

    Oh, awesome picture, lovely blossoms, and amazing information. I, too, love sasame seeds many ways, and my son (a vegan) uses sesame oil in many of his dishes. He tends to cook a lot of Indian cuisine, curry being favorite.
    I had never, in my whole life even THOUGHT about how sesame seeds were made, and I am so pleased to know now. Reminds me of when my 25 year old grandson was shocked to find out that dill pickles were made from cucumbers! Sorry, I had to laugh at that one.
    Bad Grandma.
    This one was great, thanks!

  4. Nagraj Salian

    Thank you very much for appreciating.

  5. Michael F

    Open Sesame.

  6. elizabeth a airhart

    thank you nagrai lovely picture nice to meet you
    we started with hazel nuts and now we have
    sesame we are cooking a little it would seem
    perhaps i could add a tree from florida
    where i live the golden senna or the
    scrambled egg tree south florida bahamas
    dessert anyone

  7. Katy S

    Wow. Great shot!

  8. Margaret-Rae Davis

    How graceful and lovely selative focus photograph. Again I have learned where sesame seed come from. I really look forward each day to a new photograh and learning more as I go.
    Thank you for all the great pictures and the chance to learn more each day.
    Thank you,

  9. Maarten Christenhusz

    Hi Nagraj Salian,
    This image is great! I am a botanist writing a taxonomic article on the genus Sesamum and I was wondering if I could use your image to illustrate it. It will be in a non-commercial scientific journal (Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid).
    I hope you will grant me permission,
    Kind regards,
    Maarten Christenhusz

  10. Dr PN Ravindran

    Your photograph is NOT Sesamum indicum (sesamum or gingily). The plant shown in your photo is the wild sesamum, botanically Pedalium murex L.

  11. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Lovely flower and gorgeous scene! I would so love to be there!
    I’d be interested to hear the verdict on the correct identification of this plant.

  12. Maarten Christenhusz

    Don’t be silly, Pedalium murex has yellow flowers. This is Sesamum indicum ‘Malabaricum’, the black-seeded sesame.

  13. Lucy Wiley

    In south Louisiana sesame seeds are used to make benne pralines and benne wafers (cookies), benne being the local name for sesame. I believe it can be grown here.

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