Sesame and the founding fathers

Fun fact! Sesame was not formally introduced into the U.S. until the 1930’s, but historical documents indicate that Thomas Jefferson grew sesame seed in test plots, referring to it as beni or benne, the name used in Africa.

Sesame was not formally introduced into the U.S. until the 1930’s, but historical documents indicate that Thomas Jefferson grew sesame seed in test plots, referring to it as beni or benne, the name used in Africa.