Est. 1941. www.spiceislands.com. Sesame Seed is an Old World spice prized and cultivated for culinary use dating back to 1600 BC. This creamy white seed has a pleasantly sweet, nutty flavor and is used in a variety of baked goods, confections and savory dishes. Add Sesame Seed to cookie doughs, pie pastry, cake batters and yeast breads. Sprinkle over sauteed spinach, buttered noodles, eggplant dishes and vegetable stir-fry. Blend with butter or mayonnaise to make a nutty spread for chicken, turkey or tuna sandwiches.