Considered to be the oldest oilseed crop in human civilization, sesame seeds have been a source of food and oil for thousands of years. Sesame seeds have very high oil content - some sesame seeds have 50 percent oil content, compared to the 20 percent of soybeans. In addition, the seeds are high in protein. And according to Assyrian legend, the gods drank sesame wine before they created the world. To boost their energy, ancient greek soldiers ate sesame seeds. And it was a symbol of good luck and immortality by the Brahmins. Sesame seeds have a rich nutty flavor and is used in various cuisines. The seeds are very popular in Asian cuisines, they are found on sushi, baked snacks, and salads. Chinese cuisine uses the oil and seeds in dim sum and sesame seed balls.