Prefecture: Hyogo Producer: Kingoma Honpo Ingredients: Golden sesame seeds Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free Size:70g Storage: Store in a zippered storage bag or sealed container in the fridge
Goma (sesame seeds) find their way into many Japanese dishes with their subtle nutty, buttery flavor. There are three main types of sesame seeds: white, black and golden, with golden being the most rare given the small number of producing regions. They have the highest oil content of the three, lending to a richer taste and aroma.
Sesame seeds are generally roasted first in one of three ways: far-infrared roasting, direct flame roasting, or micro-roasting. Kingoma Honpo uses the far-infrared roasting method as this technique causes the seed’s oil and fat to mix with the protein, resulting in a marbled sesame seed with maximal flavor. This method requires a craftsman's skill as weak roasted seeds lack fragrance, while over-roasted seeds are bitter.
Suggested uses:Sprinkle on any dish to add a nutty, buttery flavor. The seeds can also be ground (we suggest using a mortar and pestle) to make gomashio (sesame salt) by mixing 12 parts ground roasted sesame seeds with 1 part sea salt and use in place of salt.
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