Sesame Seeds Oil
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Contents of the CD ROM

about Sesame Plant

  • Uses
  • Sesame Pollen
  • Oil Content
  • Two Varieties
  • Organic Cold Pressed Filtered Sesame Oil
  • Hulled Sesame
  • Food, Industrial, Nutraceutical, and Pharmaceutical
    Uses of Sesame Genetic Resources
  • Sesame Crop
  • Crop profiles


  • Cultivation Guide
  • Cultivation tips
  • Sesame & Breeding Strategies
  • Sesame Industry Profile
  • Nigerian Industry Profile
  • Gujarat companies
  • Oil Seed Processing for Small Scale Producers
  • Seasame Processing & Marketing
  • Largest Seasame Cmpany
  • Standard Process Company
  • World of Oil Seeds Processing
  • Indian Exporter


  • Market Profile
  • Sesame Futures
  • Israel Market & Buyers
  • World wide Trading Company
  • The Largest Spice Company in the World
  • Pune based company
  • Industry Status - Gambia
  • Trade Leads & Importers
  • Commodity Exchanges & Futures
Sesame Seed Oil  Industry @ a Glance
  • seasame seeds - Sesamum indicum L.,Pedaliaceae, White sesame seed,black ,sesame seed
  • other names: benne seeds, simsim, semsem, semsent, sumsum,
  • Self pollinating plant
  • Sesame seeds are unusually high in oil, around 50% of the seed weight, compared to 20% seed oil in soybeans. Sesame is a high value food crop, being harvested both for
    whole seed used in baking, and for the cooking oil extracted from the seed.
  • Sesame Seeds are used to add texture and flavor to a variety of breads, rolls, crackers, and salad dressings
  • Sesame has industrial, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical uses.
  • Sesame seed contains lecithin which has antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity
  • China is the Largest Producer in the World
  • India is the 2nd largest producer in the world.The major producers are Gujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh , Maharashtra & Rajasthan.India produces a wide variety of sesameseeds varying in colour from whit to red to black, with oil content varying from 40 to 50 %. The white and black seeds are mainly used for direct consumption by its addition in several foods and for exports. The brown seeds are mainly used for oil extraction. These have oil content of around 45-50 %. The white seeds have the desirable nutty taste and are used for making sweets, baked foods and confectionaries. The black seeds are used for seasoning and for fries. Hulled seeds are also used for snack preparation
  • Other countries where the seeds are produced: China, Korea, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, South America and several countries in Africa.
  • Largest Importer is Japan. Egypt, South Korea, USA & Netherlands import substantial amounts of sesame seeds

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