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What is Sesame Seeds?

Sesame is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum, also called benne. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods or "buns“

Sesame seed is one of the oldest oilseed crops known, domesticated well over 3000 years ago.

Sesame has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. With a rich, nutty flavor, it is a common ingredient in cuisines across the world.

Source of Sesame Seeds

In 2013, world production of sesame seeds was 4.2 million tonnes, led by India and mainland China.

One of the largest producers of the crop is Sudan, with a record of over 0.7 million tons on year 2013

General Uses

Producing sesame oil: used as a cooking oil in different parts of the world, has a distinctive pleasant aroma and taste, and is used as table condiment in some regions.

Who is Using

Many food manufacturers are using sesame seeds to produce oil and baking supplements. Households use sesame oil to cook and sesame seeds in baking and making many delicious dishes:

  • Cooking oil manufacturing companies
  • Commercial food processing companies
  • Animal feed producers
  • Restaurants
  • Bakers
  • Candy manufacturers
  • Households

Specification Data Sheet

This Sudanese standard is formulated by the technical committee No.4 formed according to the administrative decree of the SSM0/1/A/Idated 18/8/01. It applies to Sesame Seeds. On formulating this standard the committee has referred to international publications and works of Sudanese researchers on the subject.

Types we offer?

White sesame (Gadarif Region Production):

These are the seeds of which the external shells color varies from white to yellowish white, provided that the colored seeds may not exceed 5%

Mixed Sesame:

These are whitish sesame seeds which contain a maximum 25% of colored seeds.

Brown (red) sesame :

These are the seeds of which the external shells color varies from golden to brownish, and may contain 26% or more of colored seeds.

  • White Sesame

    These are the seeds of which the external shells color varies from white to yellowish white, provided that the colored seeds may not exceed 5%

  • Brown (Red) Sesame

    These are the seeds of which the external shells color varies from golden to brownish, and may contain 26% or more of colored seeds.

Difference Between White, Mixed, Brown Sesame

  • White Sesame

    These are the seeds of which the external shells color varies from white to yellowish white , provided that the colored seeds may not exceed 5%

  • Mixed Sesame

    These are whitish sesame seeds which contain a maximum 25% of colored seeds.

  • Brown (red) Sesame

    These are the seeds of which the external shells color varies from golden to brownish, and may contain 26% or more of colored seeds

Types & Forms

Sesame seeds come in different colors. Each type has different oil content:

  • White sesame seeds
  • Red sesame seeds
  • Mixed sesame seeds

All these types are mainly found in two forms:

  1. Natural Sesame
  2. Hulled Sesame

Sesame Seeds & Vitamin B

Whole sesame seeds are rich in several types of vitamins B, dietary minerals, especially iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc

Sesame seeds contain 20% vitamin B

Sesame Seeds exporting process

  • We pack our sesame in 50 kg polypropylene (PP) bags.
  • We load the 20 feet containers with up to 19 metric tons of the sesame seeds.
  • The minimum order quantity (20ft FCL) takes a period of 10 to 15 days to be on board of the vessel, this period varies depending on the quantity ordered.
  • The port of loading is PORTSUDAN (SDPZU), with a possibility to re-export from other nearby ports in the middle east.
  • Lead time to reach the clients desired port depends on the shipping lines used and the destination to that port, usually varies between 2 to 8 weeks for the farthest destination.
  • The H.S code for the sesame seeds is 12074090 (*)
  • Payment terms and documents provided along with the shipment are mentioned at the products main page **(please check)
  • Sudanese sesame is falling among the products which the US sanctions against Sudan has not exempted, therefore cannot be exported directly from PORTSUDAN to the US market unless obtaining a special OFAC license.

(*) Need to be confirmed form each country customs authorities.

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The company owns a capital of about one million dollars allocated for the agricultural investment, using wide warehouses in different states of Sudan, and a central office in the capital Khartoum, and moreover agents at the exporting port of Sudan.

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