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Table of Contents General Introduction to the Sesame Crop. Taxonomy of the genus Sesamum. Phytochemistry of the lignans Sesamin and Sesamolin. Role in Nutrition and Healing. Industrial Profile. Cultivation of Sesame. Domestication. History of Usage of Sesame. Modern Use, Ethnographic Data and Folklore, Examples from Asia. Modern Use, Ethnobotany in Africa. Linguistic Analysis of Sesame Names in Africa and Asia.