Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds have been around for thousands of years and are among one of the oldest and most commercialised of the oil seeds. Extensively used in the food industry as in both savoury and sweet dishes as well as a garnish and extensively in the bakery industry.

Sudan’s sesame is highly regarded for its sweeter taste profile and nutty flavour by comparison to ther origns which can be bitter. Sudanese oil seeds [especially the reddish variety] can contain in excess of 50% oil which make this a highly desirable oil seeds

Sesame seeds are one of the most popular seeds in the world, due to the fact that they contain health-promoting nutrients and elements and the famous sesame oil. But besides the nutritional value, these seeds are also packed with flavor, crunchiness and a certain smokiness that helps them find use in many cuisines. The world produces about 3 million tons of sesame seeds every year on an average. About 60 to 65 countries produce these seeds out of which Asian and African countries are the key sesame seeds producers.
Sudan is among the top sesame seeds producers and exporters in the world, producing typically ~600,000 metric tons per year which represents about 10-12% of the world’s production.

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