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SESAME SEEDS IN SUDAN

SESAME (Sesamum  indicum L.) is one  of  the  world’s oldest   spice   and   oil-seed crop grown mainly for its seeds that contain approximately  50% oil and 25% protein. The world production is estimated at 4 million tones.

SESAME has important agricultural attributes. It is adapted 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 states.

USES OF SESAME

  • Oil Industry
  • Confectionery 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

 

PRODUCTION AREAS IN SUDAN  STATES

Sennar, White Nile, Blues Nile, Kassala, Gadarif, Kordofan and Darfur States. Today, India and China are the world’s largest producers of sesame, followed by Sudan, Myanmar, Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela, Turkey, Uganda and Ethiopia

 

SEASON OF PRODUCTION IN SUDAN

Begin in  October

 

SESAME SPECIFICATION

Sudan exports three recognized grade: white Sesame seed- Brown/red sesame seed – Mixed Sesame seed

 

WHITE SESAME

Oil Content Min. 48%

Admixture Max.1 -3 %

Purity Min. 99%

Foreign matter Max. 1%

FFA Max. 2%

Other color seeds Max. 2%

 

MIXED SESAME

Oil content 50%

Moisture cont max. 3%

Moisture Conl. Max. 6%

Admixture max. 3%

BROWN (RED)  SESAME

Oil Content Min. 52%

Admixture Max.2 %

Purity Min. 99%

Foreign matter Max. 3%

FFA Max. 3%

Other color seeds Max. 3%

 

BROWN (RED) SESAME

 

Oil Content Min. 52%

Admixture Max.2 %

Purity Min. 99%

Foreign matter Max. 3%

FFA Max. 3%

Other color seeds Max. 3%

 

PACKING AND EXPORT

Packing is done in 50 KG PP bags, and exported in 20 feet containers which will carry 19 metric tons.