Sesame is now a “major food allergen.”
So says the federal government.
It’s the ninth food to be added to the FDA’s list, joining fish and shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts.
Sesame can be found in sesame oil, a main ingredient in Asian cuisine, and foods like granola, tortilla chips, and bagels.
The seeds are used to top buns, cookies, and bread. Crushed sesame seeds are used in hummus, tahini, and halvah.
Sesame seeds in the 5th spoon from left, beige-colored seeds.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR