The Benne seed popularly called Sesame is a flowering plant of the Sesamum indicum genus that are grown in both Africa and India mainly for its economic benefits. It belongs to the Pedaliaceae family and contains a precious oil which accounts for about 45 to 50 percent of it’s contents.
In essence, Sesame is an oilseed that is cultivated for its numerous industrial, commercial and health benefits. They have been proven to be a good source of protein, fats, Vitamin B and fiber when added to your daily food diets.Currently, the seed is a hotcake and demands for it is actually high. Nigeria exportation of the Benne seed is on the increase annually. Towards the last quarter of the year 2017, Nigeria ranked as the largest producer of Sesame seed in Africa and the 3rd biggest in the World trades market with an output of 580,000 tonnes annually.
The sesame seed comes from groups of plants that produce flowers and bear fruit. The fruits usually burst open on their own, exposing the seeds, which get harvested, sorted and then packaged ready for consumption. There are several ways through which the seeds are consumed. They are commonly used in salads topping, sushi and even hamburgers. The sweet taste of the seeds has them being used as additives in a number of foods where sweetness is desired
Features of Sesame Seeds
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