I Just Found Out How Sesame Seeds Grow And I’m Currently Marveling At An Everything Bagel

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You’ve all heard of sesame seeds, yeah? They’re a warrior of the hamburger bun, a champion of the everything bagel, and a tender lover of stir fry.

You've all heard of sesame seeds, yeah? They're a warrior of the hamburger bun, a champion of the everything bagel, and a tender lover of stir fry.

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But, have you ever wondered where they come from?

But, have you ever wondered where they come from?

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For me, I always thought sesame seeds came from the third aisle of the grocery store, and that’s where my thought process ended.

For me, I always thought sesame seeds came from the third aisle of the grocery store, and that's where my thought process ended.

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And if you’re thinking, “Obviously, that’s not where they come from,” I invite you to share your PhD in Sesame Seedology with us, and click where the sesame seed is below. I bet you can’t.

If you got it correct and you do have a PhD in Sesame Seedology, I’m sorry for smart-mouthing you.

So, where do sesame seeds come from? I need to know. I need to know. Tell me, baby girl, ’cause —

So, where do sesame seeds come from? I need to know. I need to know. Tell me, baby girl, 'cause —

Yes. I did, in fact, photoshop Marc Anthony singing to a sesame seed.

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I’LL TELL YOU. Look at this flower very closely. It holds a sesame secret.

I'LL TELL YOU. Look at this flower very closely. It holds a sesame secret.

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DO YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU? NO! THOSE ARE SESAME SEEDS IN THOSE LITTLE PODS! THEY GROW IN HAPPY GREEN PODS UNDER BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.

DO YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU? NO! THOSE ARE SESAME SEEDS IN THOSE LITTLE PODS! THEY GROW IN HAPPY GREEN PODS UNDER BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.

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Look at all of the little sesame seeds hanging out together in their sesame pods and being best sesame friends.

Look at all of the little sesame seeds hanging out together in their sesame pods and being best sesame friends.

There are about 50-80 seeds per pod.

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When the sesame plant reaches maturity, it opens to reveal all of the seeds inside.

When the sesame plant reaches maturity, it opens to reveal all of the seeds inside.

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If you’re saying, “I might lose sleep wondering how they make sesame oil, now.” Well, for the sake of your physical and emotional well-being, I decided to leave you with a slightly arousing GIF of a mechanical press making sesame oil.

If you're saying,

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Sesame seeds. Who knew, right?

Sesame seeds. Who knew, right?

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