Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Jan 21, 2019 17:57:54 GMT 1
Sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) are grown primarily for their oil content.It is the most sought after vegetable oil in the world and has been a common ingredient in cuisines of different culture around the world. Sesame could also be used in confectioneries, biscuits and in bread making among other uses.
Sesame seed is one of the oldest oil seed crops known and a common ingredient in cuisines across the world. It has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. It ranks eighth in the world production of edible oil seeds, with higher oil content than other oil seed crops.
Sesame seed has much potential to generate huge returns and profit if given deserved investment. It is a highly nutritional produce with high investment value.
Nigeria's Sesame seed has great value for export and is currently in hot demand all over the world,because of its many health benefits and nutritional content, which include vitamins, minerals and natural oils.
Nigeria is the second largest producer of the crop in Africa after Sudan. The crop thrives well in the Northern part of Nigeria, like Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Abuja and some parts of the country like Ebonyi, Cross River and Delta. Jigawa is the highest producer of sesame in Nigeria.
Some Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds:
Boosts Heart Health
Boost Bone Health
Prevents Infertility in Men
Boost Metabolic Function
Sesame seeds also serve as food for wild life.
Sesame Export Value
Europe is a growing market for sesame seeds. Opportunities for sesame trade in the international market in health and food industries are expanding and becoming interesting.
The largest importers of this seed are Japan, Canada, the United States, France, the Netherlands and Turkey, among others. The major consuming markets in the world are the industrialized nations.
Requirements for Export
European importers have strict requirements for food ingredients. To export Sesame seeds to Europe, you have to comply with the requirements and regulations which include;