Sesame is very popular oil seed widely consumed in Asian Countries and the Middle East. Its popularity is now also growing in the European and American markets given the awareness about its health benefits and taste.
Sesame is used to produce hummus, tahini, toppings on sushi, confectionery, and other health foods. Global sesame production in 2017 was estimated as 4.6 Mn MT. An estimated 7.5% of global production was in Nigeria & over 15% in North East Africa. The major exporting destination sesame are China, Japan, India, and Singapore. Europe is emerging as another market for sesame seeds with the increasing health awareness and change in diet pattern among the European consumers.
Origin: Nigeria, North-East Africa
Sales Destination: China, India, Turkey, GCC, Vietnam