Sesame seeds are a product of the pods from sesame plants. The phrase “Open Sesame” referring to the moment the seeds literally burst open releasing their seeds. Sesame seeds are rich and nutty in flavour, with one of the highest oil contents of any seed. Sesame seeds are consumed in cuisines all across the world, being used in many recipes and baked goods. It is important to remember that like other nuts and foods, sesame seeds can sometimes trigger allergic reactions in certain people.