Seeds is neither a herb or a spice but one of the
oldest annual plants grown for its seeds and oil.
It is native to Africa and Asia but today is grown
in China, India, Mexico and southwest United States
as a commercial crop.
Sesame seeds come in a variety of
colors depending on the plant variety, including
shades of brown, red, black, yellow, and most commonly,
a pale grayish ivory. The darker seeds are said
to be more flavorful.