Sesame Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Campbell, CA
Question by kaybrooks
December 22, 1998
What type of plant produces sesame seeds?


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Answer from NGA
December 22, 1998

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Sesame seeds come from the plant Sesamum indicum. It's native to South Africa and Asia, but is grown commercially in Florida and Texas. Sesamum is an erect plant, growing about three feet tall, with pale rose or white flowers, that develop into caps that contain the seeds we know as sesame seeds.

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