This sesame seed grinder from Japan is a great kitchen tool! It can also be used as a sea-salt grinder, or you can combine sesame and salt to make Gomashio, a traditional Japanese seasoning of ground sesame and salt. You can purchase one here.
As you can see, we like to combine black and white sesame seeds for a nice color and flavor contrast.
Sesame seeds are incredibly healthful. They are a great source of iron, magnesium and calcium, as well as vitamins B and E. Sesame is widely used in cuisines all around the world, and is one of my personal favorite “universal staples”. In Hindu mythology the sesame seed represents immortality.
I like to grind it over salads and soups, and Japanese dishes.