Sesame Seeds are the seeds of an annual herb that grows well in hot climates. Sesame Seeds have a nut-like, mild flavor and are commonly used in breads, candies, main dishes and as a garnish on pasta and vegetables. The black sesame seeds are small in size and some what oily. They are slightly nuttier and bitter in flavor compared to the white seeds. They are typically paired with sweet flavors such as in Indian and Japanese cuisine.