genus Sesamum


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Noun1.genus Sesamum - tropical African and Indian herbsgenus Sesamum - tropical African and Indian herbs  
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Pedaliaceae, Pedaliaceae, sesame family - the family of plants of order Polemoniales
benne, benni, benny, sesame, Sesamum indicum - East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
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Sesame belongs to the family Pedaliaceae and genus Sesamum. It is one of the richest food source of lignans, a major type of phytoestrogens known to man since the dawn of civilization (Thompson et al., 1991) and is now been increasingly incorporated into human diets because of its reported health benefits (Shittu et al., 2008).