How to make black sesame powder? Black sesame powder refers to toasted or roasted and ground black sesame seeds. I always have black sesame in my kitchen. I use it to make desserts, drinks, breads, cakes, cookies, ice creams, etc. Sometimes I just sprinkle them on rice or dishes. Black sesame contains a variety of nutrients that are important to good health. Experts recommend grinding black sesame seeds before eating. The ground form is more aromatic and easier for our body to digest. Although ready-made black sesame powder is widely available at grocery stores or online, homemade guarantee the freshness and high quality taste. A most commonly asked question about preparing black sesame seeds: “Do I need to wash black sesame seeds?” I do not wash it. I found that washing weakens its flavor significantly. All I do is buy clean and good quality black sesame seeds from reliable seller. Please be aware of those beautifully black-colored sesame seeds made by dishonest businessman.
Black Sesame Powder
How to make black sesame powder? Black sesame powder refers to toasted or roasted and ground black sesame seeds. I always have black sesame in my kitchen.
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 10 min
Yield: ±300 grams
Heat a pan with no oil or liquid on the stove over medium heat. Place the black sesame seeds in the hot pan and toast the seeds until they smell very fragrant. You have to stir the black sesame seeds frequently to avoid letting them burn. Alternatively, you can roast the black sesame seeds in the oven at 180°C. Both methods take about 5 to 10 minutes. Watch to avoid scorching.
Grind the black sesame seeds into fine powder. You can grind the black sesame seeds with mortar and pestle or electric grinder. Using mortar and pestle will give you a dry but slightly coarse powder. For the latter, you get a fine but slightly wet powder. I suggest electric grinder as it saves time and energy. It takes only a few seconds to grind the black sesame seeds completely.
Your homemade black sesame powder is ready to use. Use this powder to spice up anything you want. It can be added to oat, yogurt, milk, soy milk, salad, porridge, noodles, etc. You can put the black sesame seeds in an airtight container or food storage bag and store in the refrigerator. Finish it as soon as possible. Do not consume if the powder no longer tastes or smells fresh.
Serving size: 30 g Calories: 159.0 Fat: 13.0 g Saturated fat: 2.0 g Unsaturated fat: 0.0 g Trans fat: 0.0 g Carbohydrates: 7.0 g Sugar: 0.0 g Sodium: 11.0 mg Fiber: 5.0 g Protein: 5.0 g Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
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