Sesame Information

sesamf1Sesame is an ancient oil crop supplying seed for confectionary purpose and edible oil, paste (Tahina) cake and flour. It is typically a crop of small farmers in developing countries.

Sesame has important agricultural attributes. It is adopted to tropical and temperate conditions , grows well on stored soil moisture with minimal irrigation or rainfall and can produce good yield under high temperature.

Sudan produces a large percentage of the world total annual exports. Sesame in the Sudan is raise almost entirely under rain fed conditions , mainly in the Southern Kordofan , Kasala , white and blue Nile Provinces.

 

Sesame Seeds:

 

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Sesame Seeds

 

Sesame seed contains antioxidants which inhibit development of rancidity in the oil. In the food industry where synthetic antioxidants are used extensively there is an increasing demand for more natural products.

 

With the growing demand for naturally grown food there is a market for Sesame products, Sudan exports three recognized grade :

 

  • Sudanese white Sesame seed
  • White/red sesame seed
  • Mixed Sesame seed

 

Uses:

 

  • Oil Industry
  • Confectionary and Biscuit industry
  • Tahini – a traditional Middle Eastern Sesame paste.
  • Dip and spread manufacturers – add ingredients such as chickpeas and eggplant to Tahini and call the product Homus and Baba Gnnouj
  • Bakery industry
  • Halva industry – Halva is a popular sweet made by mixing approximately 50% Tahini with boiled wiped sugar and other ingredients

 

In India, sections of the Middle East and East Asia, popular treats are made from sesame mixed with honey or syrup and roasted (called pastel in Greece). Sesame oil was the preferred cooking oil in India till the advent of groundnut (peanut) oil.

 

Sesame flavor (through oil and roasted or raw seeds) is also very popular in Korean cuisine, used to marinate meat and vegetables. Sesame seeds are also sprinkled onto some sushi style foods.

 

Sesame flavor (through oil and roasted or raw seeds) is also very popular in Korean cuisine, used to marinate meat and vegetables. Sesame seeds are also sprinkled onto some sushi style foods.

 

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