"Open Sesame" is a magical phrase in the story of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" in One thousand and one nights. There are many theories about the origin of the phrase. Indeed, it is not certain that the word "sesame" actually refers to the sesame plant or seed. However, I've opened my eyes to sesame seeds. The seeds are rich in minerals and vitamin E. Eat them on everything and leave the shell on- since the shell obtains greater proportion of iron and calcium.
You can find both black and white sesame seeds - both are delicious.