Sesame Seeds – Profile
June 27, 2018
Product Name: Sesame Seeds
Botanical Name: Sesamum Indicum
HS Code: 120740 (Whether or not Broken)
Brief Product Description:
Sesame seeds are about 3 to 4 millimeters long by 2 millimeters wide and 1 millimeter thick. The seeds are ovate, slightly flattened and somewhat thinner at the eye of the seed (hilum) than at the opposite end. The weight of the seeds is between 20 and 40 milligrams. The seed coat (testa) may be smooth or ribbed. Sesame seeds come in many colours depending on the cultivar harvested. The most traded variety of sesame is off-white coloured. Other common colours are buff, tan, gold, brown, reddish, gray and black.
Black Sesame Seeds
White Sesame Seeds
Hulled Sesame Seeds
- Niger States.
Estimated production figure
572,761MT (FAO; 2018)
Purity: – 98-99.5%
Foreign matter: – 2% max
Oil content: – 45% min
Moisture: – 8% max
Clean Jute bag or polypropylene bag (pp) of 45-50kg
Confectionaries, cooking oil, ingredient in cuisines, feed for poultry/livestock
Export Potential for Sesame Seed
The markets with greatest potential for Nigeria’s exports of Sesamum seeds are “China”, “Japan” and “Turkey”. Nigeria has closest export links with Morocco. China is the market with the highest demand potential for Sesamum seeds.
Want to have more detailed information? Check out the video and our one-page report! These are created making use of the Export Potential Map (ITC).