Organic Sesame

Organic Sesame

Organic Sesame

For specific product inquiries, we would like to point out that our minimum order quantity per product is 750 kg.

Available in the following varieties

Use

Production of oil, pastries, pastes and spreads, dips, in vegetable and grain dishes, in muesli and as flour.More…

Harvest

Annual from summer to autumn depending on sowing and region.More…

Production

Seed of the sesame plant (bot. Sesamum indicum L.).More…

Flavor

Peeled sesame is mild, unpeeled sesame nutty, black sesame earthy-nutty.More…

Origin

South Asia, especially India.More…

Yield

The ten most important producing countries deliver around 6.5 million tonnes per year.More…

Sustainability

Sustainability is an important concern for all the products we offer. But it is not only environmental criteria that make up the projects that lead to our long-term trade partnerships. Fair trade and social commitment are also part of these undertakings.More…

Special feature

Sesame seed is an excellent source of calcium and magnesium.More…

Organic Sesame Organic Sesame

Use

Sesame is used to make delicious oil, which is ideal for fine foods and for flavoring. Sesame oil is also used in therapeutic applications, especially in Ayurveda. Peeled sesame is processed into pastes. Especially the Tahina, a paste of finely ground sesame, is a well-known ingredient in Arabic cuisine. It gives hummus its smooth consistency and nutty flavor. Sesame is popular as an ingredient for sweets, nutty bars and mueslis. Sesame is an ideal base for sweet spreads, such as those processed with figs. Savory combinations are also possible, chili, curry and other Asian spices are ideal to give sesame sauce an exquisite flavor.

Production

Sesame has been cultivated since time immemorial and according to all the evidence it is probably one of the oldest oil plants used. The wild form once spread from India over the entire South Asian region. Sesame has been proven since the 3rd millennium BC.

Sesame is cultivated one year. It grows as a herbaceous plant and reaches 120 to 180 cm in the cultivated form. The flowers spring from the leaf axils, they are pollinated by insects. The fruits of the sesame plant take about 3 months to ripen. The numerous 1 – 2 mm sesame seeds are found in the seed capsules. Depending on their size, about 260,000 to almost 400,000 seeds produce a harvest of one kilo.

In the wild forms, the seed capsules sprang up on their own when ripe and the seed did not scatter. This characteristic was largely removed from sesame seeds. The seed capsule remains closed and retains the mature seeds. This makes a more productive harvest possible.

Origin

We obtain our organic sesame seeds from Paraguay, Ethiopia and India. On organically and sustainably cultivated areas, the seeds are sown and cultivated by small farmers whose livelihood is thus secured. Organic Sesame convinces by its high quality. It is aromatic, spicy and its valuable ingredients make an essential contribution to a healthy, wholesome diet.

Sustainability

As with all our products, we attach great importance to the fact that organic sesame is produced sustainably and traded fairly. Our organic sesame is grown by small farmers. They have the opportunity to cultivate sufficient arable land to provide for their families. The cultivated sesame is raised by them, harvested by hand and prepared for trade. The resulting green waste is returned to the natural cycle and thus contributes to soil improvement.

Harvest

Combine harvesters are often used to harvest sesame. Our organic sesame is still traditionally cut by hand. The seeds are threshed, cleaned and dried. Then it is sold. Most of the sesame from the producing countries is exported worldwide.

Geschmack

The taste varies depending on the variety and processing. Peeled sesame tastes nutty-sweet. Peeled sesame is savory and spicy. Black sesame is also spicy, with a slightly earthy to bitter note.

Yield

Approximately 6.5 million tons of sesame from the strongest producing countries in Africa, Asia and China come onto the market annually. Smaller production areas can be found in Central and South America, where relatively little but high-quality sesame is produced.

Special feature

Sesame seeds are a real mineral bomb. With 783 mg calcium and 347 mg magnesium, it is one of the most mineral-rich types of nuts and seeds.

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