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Organic Sesame

Sesame (Sesamum inducum) is an oleaginous plant grown in all tropical and subtropical regions. The sesame plant exists in numerous varieties which produce seeds of different color: black, tan and white. The sesame oil of finest and highest quality is processed from white sesame seeds.

Sesame seeds are rich in biological high value nutrients such as the unsaturated fatty acids, predominantly omegas 6 and 9, and helps support healthy cholesterol levels in blood. Among lipids, the phosphoric fat lecithin is very important for the human body as an essential component of the nervous tissue (to be found in the blood and the bile). High-protein food, sesame proteins are formed by 15 different amino acids, predominantly methionine. They possess much more Vitamin B1 and B2 than any other oleaginous seed, and are also rich in the antioxidant Vitamin E (tocopherol).  Additionally, sesame contains Vitamin B3, B5, B6, K, folic acid, biotin, inositol and choline. The seeds of the sesame are also a very good source of calcium.

Nutritional Information
Parameter Value Units
Energy 382 Kcal
Water <7 %
Protein 12,55 %
Fiber 5,08 %
Fat 54,56 %
Iron 6,6 mg
Phosphorous 249,3 mg
Calcium 459,0 mg


Organic Sesame
Intact seeds 99 %
Unripe and stained seeds 0,95 %
Impurities 0,05 %
Water < 7 %
Packaging Polypropylene bags and Kraft paper
Weight units 25 kg., 25 pounds, 1000 kg
Volume 18 metric tons. In 20’ containers
Production capacity 800  metric tons / Year

Sesames seeds are rich in antioxidants, mainly of the lignans family: sesamin, sesamolin, sesamolinol and pinoresinol. Sesame antioxidants have many beneficial effects: they possess anti-aging properties; helps support the immune system and health cell growth. Not only the insoluble fiber, also the mucilage contained in the seed confers a soft laxative function and a protective effect on the gut flora.


Scientific Name Sesamun Indicum
Origin África y Asia
Family Pedaliáceas (Pedaliaceae)
Variety Broom white, Nevada, Black and clover
Vegetative period 110 días
Soil requirements Silt-sand and sand-silt
Plant height 1,80 - 2,00 m
Color of the flower white to violet
Color of the seed white and cream-white
Producing Departments  Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija
Sowing season November- January
Harvesting season March - June
Climatic conditions Temperature 25 - 35°C, altitude 800 meter above sea level and 10 - 12 hrs photoperiod
Crop yield 500 - 1200 kg/ha



Sesame is used to produce edible oil and margarine, and also as an ingredient in bread, cookies, cakes, very savory pastes, soft drinks and milk products. Once the oil is pressed out of the seed, the residue is used as fodder for the cattle or poultry. Sesame is also used in pharmaceutical industry, to make soaps, cosmetics and paint.

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