- Sesame oil has been used for centuries in Asian cuisine.
- It also has medicinal purposes.
- especially in Ayurvedic medicine.
- where it is used as a base oil for about 90 percent of the herbal oils.
EXPORT REGIONS: China, South Korea, Japan, India
EXPORT QUANTITY: 350,000 Tons / PA
APPROX. PRICE: White: $1400/MTN – Whitish: $1360/MTN – Red: $1280/MTN
CONTAINER CAPACITY: 19 Tons (20’ Container)
HIGHEST IMPORTING COUNTRIES: (Worldwide = China) – (Europe = Greece)
BRIEF PRODUCT INFO:
Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum, also called benne. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods or “buns”. The world harvested 6.2 million metric tonnes of sesame seeds in 2014, with Tanzania, India, and Sudan as the largest producers.
Sesame seed is one of the oldest oilseed crops known, domesticated well over 3000 years ago. Sesamum has many other species, most being wild and native to sub-Saharan Africa. Sesamum indicum, the cultivated type, originated in India and is tolerant to drought-like conditions, growing where other crops fail.
Sesame has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. With a rich, nutty flavor, it is a common ingredient in cuisines across the world. Like other nuts and foods, it can trigger allergic reactions in some people.