Sesame Seeds are one of the world's oldest spices and one of the most versatile grown for food use. Mexican sesame has a mild almond-like flavor which is intensified when toasted. Since they are delicately flavored, they can be used in more or less unmeasured amounts in any dish where chopped nutmeats would be used. They can be used untoasted on breads. I especially like them as an addition to crumb toppings for casseroles. Creamy colored sesame seeds are 50% oil and are a source of valuable cooking oil. The seeds sweet nut-like flavor is intensified when toasted and good on breads, cakes, vegetables, etc. In the Middle East the ground seeds are made into halvah, a sweetmeat and into tahini, a creamy paste used as a sauce base.