Friday, May 14, 2010

Sesame Seed Product Profile


Description: Sesame seeds (or sesamum or benniseed) are the seeds of the tropical annual Sesamum indicum. The species has a long history of cultivation, mostly for its yield of oil. The original area of domestication of sesame is obscure but it seems likely to have first been brought into cultivation in Asia or India.
The plant is usually 60 to 120cm tall and the fruit is a dehiscent capsule held close to the stem. When ripe, the capsule shatters to release a number of small seeds. The seeds are protected by a fibrous ‘hull’ or skin, which may be whitish to brown or black depending on the variety. 1000 seeds weigh some 4-8g. The seeds have a high oil content of 44-60%.

Harvest: Harvesting begins in late December and continues through July. Each producing area stated in the next section below (Locations) has only one season.

Locations: The major producing areas in order of priority are Nasarawa, Jigawa and Benue States. Other important areas of production are found in Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Gombe and Plateau States. The major marketing centers (towns and states) of sesame seeds in Nigeria.                 
Town
State
Doma
Nasarawa
Malam-Madori
Jigawa
Potiskum
Yobe
Oturkpo
Benue
Dawanau
Kano
Types/Varieties: There are 3 types of sesame (and these include: White, Black and Brown/Mixed sesame seeds). However only two of these are majorly produced in Nigeria and these includes;
1. White/raw = Food-grade used in bakery industry. 98-100% whitest grade seeds.
2. Brown/mixed = primarily oil-grade.
The White (Food Grade) seed is grown around the towns of Keffi, Lafia/Makurdi, Doma, and in Nassarawa, Taraba, and Benue States. It is easier to sort and the Fumani/Denin people consume sesame locally. The Brown/mixed grows in the North, in Kano State and in Jigawa State near Hadejia, and somewhat in the southern part of Katsina State.

Specifications
Features
% percentage
Oil content
45-60% min
Impurities
0-2%max
Free fatty acid (FFA)
1-2%max
Moisture content
6-9% max
Uses: Most sesame is processed directly into oil by the grower or within the producing region, but can also be sold in various stages of processing, for various uses, such as meal, paste, confections, and bakery products.

Input
Products
Description and Uses
Seeds
Confectionery
Fried seeds may be bound together with sugar syrup to give sweetmeats.
Seeds
Biscuits
The whole seeds can be baked into biscuits.
(Hulled) seeds
Bakery
Popular in northern Europe either incorporated into breads or as decorative toppings. May be used hulled or whole.
Seeds, sometimes roasted
Oil
Particularly used in oriental cuisine. The flavor is quite strong and rarely compatible with traditional Western style cooking but also used as a salad oil.
Oil
Medicinal treatment
Ulcers and burns
Oil
Margarine
Once an important use, now other cheaper vegetable oils are available
Oil
Aerosol
Reported use as a synergist for pyrethrum sprays
Low grade oil
Various
Soaps paints, lubricants, and illuminants. Local uses, of no importance in international trade
Hulled seeds
Tahini
A paste of sesame seeds which is used as an ingredient in eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods
Tahini
Dips &spreads
Various ingredients, such as chickpeas or eggplants, are added to Tahini to make dips and spreads such as hummus
Tahini
Halva
A sweet made from Tahini and sugar with other added flavorings
Cake
Animal feed
Protein rich useful supplement
Cake from hulled seeds
Ingredient
Used in some Indian cooking. Also as a snack in, for example, the Nigerian Kulikuli
Export market: The major importer of sesame seeds in the world is Japan while the major consuming markets in the EU are Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In the past, the bulk of sesame was imported from China. Increasingly, other sources such as India, Sudan and, most recently, Pakistan, are taking the market share. The USA is the fifth largest import market with a steady demand for over 50,000 tonnes per year.

Export Price: The export free on board price of sesame seed varies from USD 900 -1400/MT depending on the type and form of the sesame seed and the negotiation made with the buyers.

Local price: local price per metric tonne MT of sesame seed varies from NGN80,000.00 during the peak season to about NGN120,000.00 at the off season. However local price when delivered EXW Lagos (delivered in Lagos) could range from NGN 130,000 – 160,000.00.

42 comments:

  1. Sir,

    Can you please send me Contract agreement format for Ginger, Gum Arabic and Sesame seed FOB?

    I will be waiting.

    Yours,
    I. Ogu

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  2. Sir,

    Please send me Contract Agreement for shipping Ginger, Sesame seed and Gum Arabic FOB.

    kindly send it urgently to oguike@gmail.com.

    Yours,
    I. Ogu

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  3. Thanks so much for your request. However, you did not provide any email address for us to reach you.

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  4. Dear Sir,

    Kindly send me Contract agreement format for shipping Ginger, Gum Arabic and Sesame seed FOB.

    send to oguiyke@gmail.com

    I will be waiting.

    Yours,
    I. Ogu

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  5. Dear Sir,

    Can you please send me Contract agreement format for shipping Ginger, Gum Arabic and Sesame seed FOB?

    Please reply to oguiyke@gmail.com

    I will be waiting.

    Yours,
    I. Ogu

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  6. I have sent our response to your email box

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  7. I have seen all the details and samples of your products asn shown in the web page.

    How can I be a register member and what is involve for a start.

    Donald Athanasius.

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  8. Thanks Donald, for you to get started, you can join our Export mentorship programme. The details of the Export mentorship can be accessed via this link: http://exportnigeria.blogspot.com/2010/04/nigerian-export-mentorship-programme.html

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  9. Hello Dele,

    What a great job you are doing.
    Please can you give me details of anyone that can help in getting the sesame seed from the north?
    my email osobaj_ayo@yahoo.com

    Thanks

    Gbolahan

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  10. am i going to supply to buyers in lagos or going to export. how much is the cost of exporting seseme seed from nigeria to japan, nigeria to usa and to other countries. thanks

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  11. Sorry sir, I don't seem to know the genesis of your question.

    Kindly direct your questions to info@3timpex.com or bayemibo@gmail.com to enable us discuss better.

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  12. Dear Mr. Dele,
    i must commend you for your great efforts in promoting the export of Nigerian products.
    Also,i'll like to inform you of my interest in the various programmes offered by you in this sector....
    As per the story on you in the Success Digest Extra, i'm interested in partnering with you in the following areas; 1. online sourcing for export contracts, 2. sourcing for exportable products,ie cashew, sesame seeds, lead ore, etc, for your company...
    pls send me details on how we can work together, especially on your package on how someone can source for export products for your company....will appreciate if you'll send me contract samples.

    PLS what is the hausa name for sesame seeds.
    regrds,
    TONY U.
    Lagos, Nigeria
    tonymanix@yahoo.com

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  13. I have sent some mails to your box in response to your questions.

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  14. hi
    i am an importer of sesame and ginger , plese provide me the quote fro nigeria - kano type (hulled sesame ), CFR Alexandria port - email me ratna.desh@gmail.com

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  15. The cif price is USD1,500/MT but the sesame
    Seed in Nigeria is not Hulled.

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  16. Hi,can you please send me more details about you export programme.
    Thanks,
    Hadi Rowd
    Rollyjay2000@yahoo.com

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  17. i am an intending exporter of sesame seed. can u kindly furnish me more details as to how to start, the processes involve in exporting and probably the finances involved to elvisbadin@yahoo.com, also if there is any seminar regardin this pls
    thanks for your good work

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  18. The details of the of the seminar has been sent to your email box.
    Thanks

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  19. i am an intending exporter of sesame seed. can u kindly furnish me more details as to how to start, the processes involve in exporting and probably payment methods and how to source for buyers. i reside in kano and have access to sesame seeds
    email..nnamo2doc@gmail.com

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  20. Its great to hear from you and thanks for your post on the blog.

    We can assist with all the information you need on the export business. All you need to do is to book an appointment for a one on one export training programme and after that you can commence as soon as you are ready with the funds.

    Kindly call me on 08036522946 if you need further clarification.
    Thanks

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  21. Dele

    How Can I link with suppliers of timber, cassava chips and sesame seeds for export, we are looking at ex lagos for payment.

    Thanks
    Ken
    kci39@yahoo.com

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  22. dele

    I am very good at sourcing products both local and international and have access to some reliable trade leads.

    I need to know big time buyers who require a lot of products for export from Nigeria and buyers FOB lagos. I need those who can mobilize to source for them and also pays good commission. Can you help in that?

    Email me
    Thanks
    Kenneth
    kci39@yahoo.com
    08023222324

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  23. Thanks for your post.
    Kindly note that we can help with your request.

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  24. Mr. I want to go into exporting sesame. Could you sent to me the contract format and to link me with the buyers and how to get a contract to supply the product.
    Thank you.
    ajekwe Terver
    tiornav77@yahoo.com

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  25. Mr. I want to go into exporting sesame. Could you sent to me the contract format and to link me with the buyers and how to get a contract to supply the product.
    Thank you.
    ajekwe Terver
    tiornav77@yahoo.com

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  26. Thanks for your post.
    Kindly note that we can assist you with all the requested info
    and in fact the basic information you need to get started as soon as
    you are set have already been put together on our e-Export Seminar pack
    which goes for just N12,000.00. Thia can be delivered to you wherever you
    are upon payment. Thanks

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  27. Gud day Sir,
    Pls can u give me recent update on all the locations where u can source sesame seeds including the towns and their various average prices. And also what percentage is it on the country's revenue. pls kindly send the reply to roseline.okoye@cbocapital.com

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  28. Alright, I will send the details to your mail box.

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  29. I live in Kano also supply sesame seed to factories within Kano metropolis. Looking for any one interested of buying outside Kano, for huge supply.
    Interested in exporting sesame seed abroad, i can be a supply to you.

    Contact: 08066372808
    kyuthman@gmail.com

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  30. As discussed on phone,
    Kindly lets have your sample and analysis result to enable us get buyers for you.
    Thanks

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  31. Hello Sir, I am interested in exporting sesame seed. can u kindly furnish me more details as to how to start, the processes involve in exporting and probably the finances involved to j_judeo@yahoo.com I will also like to know your address to further discussion. Thanks

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  32. Thanks for your post,
    We will recommend that you attend any of our Weekly Export Seminars to get your questions answered.
    Kindly check your mail box for more details.

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  33. Dear Mr Dele. I am interested in exporting sesame and seek adequate information, research and advice. Please tell me more about the seminar and other details. jasongreenman5050@yahoo.com... ANTHONY.

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  34. Thanks for your post. Kindly note that we have sent a mail to you on how we can be of help to you.
    Thanks

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  35. Hi Dele,
    Kindly send me more details on the Sesame seed exportation business, its current prices and details I need to start

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  36. Alright, kindly send a request to info@3timpex.com

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  37. hello Am very intrested but i dont know how to start

    Can you please guide me on how to start and how much initial capital is invloved

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  38. We can guide through our Export Mentoring Service.

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  39. Hi!
    Is 160USD CIF to China for PCK and 215USD CIF good to China for Casava chips? I also would appreciate exportable Nigeria produce needed in China.
    I also need mentors hip on export and I will like to attend your seminar me. e-Mail me at pearlgatesint@yahoo.co.uk
    Richard

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  40. Hi
    Thank you for your reply.
    PKC means palm kernel cake. if 215USD CIF is good to China at what price do you suggest I buy locally and can you help get local supplier?

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  41. Yes you can buy locally but I do not have any viable local supplier for now.

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