We used both golden and black sesame seeds in the Hors d'oeuvres class for a deep fried prawn dish, I have received many queries as to where these curious little seeds come from. Sesame seeds come from the seed pod of the Sesame plant which has either yellowish or bluish flowers and grows to the height of 50-100cms. Because the pods open up noisily spitting out the seeds, it is said that this is the origin of the saying "Open Sesame". Black and golden sesame seeds are from different sesame plants and are unhulled while the white sesame seeds are golden seeds that have been hulled. The plants grow in the Middle East, India and East Asia and contain carbohydrate, protein and fat. Great energy food!