SESAME

Sesame

Overview

Sesame seeds, or Sesamum indicum, are primarily grown for their oil content, despite their popular use in bakery products, snacks, confectionary and ethnic dishes. They are supplied by countries in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

Process

We focus on the most important quality factors concerning sesame seeds, to ensure that proper qualities match customers’ requirements, which often depend heavily on the end-product the seed will be used for: colour, odour, flavour, oil content, moisture content, size, uniformity of seeds, purity and damaged/mouldy seeds. We also monitor our batches to be free from mycotoxins and harmful microbiological activity, including aflatoxins and pathogenic agents.

Sources

Our Sesame seeds have a rich nutty flavour, and are sourced from the Gedaref and White Nile region, as well as from the Humera region. We supply whole white natural Gedaref sesame seeds, with applications for the food and edible oil industries.

Grades

The Sesame Seed grades we carry are the following:

Whole Natural White Gedaref (52% oil – 99.5% purity – max. 5% colored seeds)
Whole Natural White White Nile (52% oil – 99.5% purity – max. 5% colored seeds)
Whole Natural White Red/Brown (50% oil – max. 25% colored seeds)

Shipment

The Sesame seeds are loaded in containers in paper sacks, bags of woven natural materials (e.g. jute), or woven plastic polypropylene/polyethylene (PP/PE) bags. They are usually shipped in containers with a capacity of between 6 and 10 tons per 20ft containers, and in 25kg or 50kg bags.

Functionalities

Baking goods & cereal bars

As a topping or ingredient
Is a good source of fibre
May lower cholesterol and triglycerides
Is a nutritious source of plant protein
May help lower blood pressure
Is a good source of B Vitamins
May aid blood cell formation

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