Atta Ikede

August 14, 2008

Sesame Mystery

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 6:53 pm

Ok Asian friends! Please educate me.

How come the sesame seeds on a bun are white but the sesame seeds in the peanut and sesame mochi are black?

I always thought the sesame in the mochi is just ground up sesame seeds, but it seems a little odd that seeds go from white to black after they are crushed.

What’s the deal here?

No, I haven’t Googled this issue yet. If your answers are useless or provided in an untimely fashion then I will do so.



  1. could it be for the look? Black stands out more on mochi

    Comment by picnic buddy — August 15, 2008 @ 8:55 am

  2. It’s not really that they go from white to black, it’s because they use black sesame seeds for the paste cause it’s got a stronger taste and the white ones to decorate the buns.

    Comment by rabbitdownunder — August 23, 2008 @ 6:55 pm

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