Sesame seeds (or sesamum or benniseed) are the seeds of the tropical annual Sesamumindicum. The species has a long history of cultivation, mostly for its yield of oil.
Based on their colour difference, sesame seed in Nigeria can be classified into two (2) types namely the white/raw and black/mixed.
The white varieties are usually regarded as the food grade and used in the bakery industry while the black varieties are referred to as oil grade and used in the production of sesame oil. The White (Food Grade) seed is grown around the towns of Keffi, Lafia/Makurdi, Doma, and in Nassarawa, Taraba, and Benue States.
Sesame seeds are one of the highly sought-after cash crops in Nigeria. It is second to cocoa in terms of export value. In fact, 90% of the sesame seed produced in the country is exported abroad.
Sesame seeds are an agricultural produce, which are mainly cultivated in India, China, Burma, Sudan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzannia, Thailand etc. The hulled sesame seed has extensive use in the food industry, which can be used to produce hulled sesame paste, upscale cakes, Biscuit hamburger (Mcdonalds& KFC), aviation food, upscale candy, moon cake, roast, and important condiments in Japan & Korea food to improve the color and aroma of dishes.
The international demand for sesame (beniseed) is rising every year. Currently, it is over one million tons per year, and it is worth about $850 million (about N136 billion). The world trade in sesame has increased by about 80 percent in the last 15 years as countries in Asia, Europe and America are importing more sesame seeds than they grow.
Currently, there are 26 sesame-growing states in Nigeria; some of these include Ebonyi, Delta, Jigawa, Bauchi, Nassarawa, Benue and Taraba. The market for sesame seeds is quite vast with Japan and China as the major importers of these seeds. Countries like Turkey, India, Poland and Netherlands have also traded with Nigeria in the past.
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