SESAME

Sesame

Overview

Sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) are primarily grown for their oil content, despite their popular use in bakery products, snacks, confectionary and ethnic dishes. They are grown in African, Latin American and South Asian countries.

Process

We focus on a variety of quality factors ensuring these meet our customers’ requirements. This often depends on the application of the sesame seeds when it comes to the final product manufactured. Characteristics that are considered include colour, odour, flavour, oil content, moisture content, size, uniformity of seeds, purity and the degree of damage and mouldiness.

 

We are stringent with monitoring our batches to ensure they are free from mycotoxins and harmful microbiological activity, including aflatoxins and pathogenic agents.

Sources

Our sesame seeds have a rich nutty flavour, sourced from the Gedaref, White Nile and Humera regions respectfully. We can supply natural white and whole 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 such as 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.

Uses

Baking goods & cereal bars

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

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