Sesame seeds are often added to breads, including bagels, and to top hamburger buns. Sesame seed is a common ingredient in various cuisines. It is used whole in cooking for its rich, nutty flavor. They may be baked into crackers, often in the form of sticks. In Sicily and France, the seeds are eaten on breads (ficelle sésame, sesame thread). In Greece, the seeds are also used in cakes.