Where do you keep your sesame seeds stored?
Years ago, I used to keep them with the other spices. But after several months, they ended up becoming rancid and horrible smelling.
Until I was told by someone that in order to keep sesame seeds over an indefinite period, the best place to keep them is in the freezer. So that is where they're kept.
This way, the oil that's in them won't ever spoil, keeping them fresh and dry.
And they DO last a long time there! I only take them out when I use them in a recipe.
I also keep the sesame oil in the fridge to keep it fresh as well.