What is Sesame Seeds?
Sesame seed is the seed of the sesame plant (Sesamum indicum). The plant is an annual herb with foxglove-like flowers that produce pods containing the edible sesame seeds. The pods burst open with a pop when the seeds are mature.
The seed has numerous uses, one of which is it’s being a very good source of vegetable oil that contains no cholesterol, making it the most demanded vegetable oil in the world. Nigeria has been one of the highest sesame seed producing countries over the years, making the seed a very important component of the country’s agricultural export.
Tropical areas are where the seeds are mainly cultivated. Due to the drought-resistant nature of the sesame plant, it thrives excellently in the Northern part of the country and averagely in some parts of South West.
Types of Sesame Seed Exported from Nigeria
- Hulled Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds have an exterior coat that can be removed. This coat is also known as the hull or the husk. The hulled sesame seeds are seeds with the hulls removed. The hulled seeds have a milder flavour that is nuttier than it is bitter.
- Unhulled Sesame Seeds: The unhulled sesame seeds are those still in their natural state, which have their husk or hulls intact and not removed. Unhulled seeds have a crunchier texture compared with hulled seeds and may have a slightly more bitter flavour.
Purity: Minimum of 98%
Admixture: Maximum of 2%
Oil Content: Minimum of 50%
Moisture Content: Maximum of 10%
Type: Unhulled Natural Sesame Seeds
Price: Open To Negotiation per kg/Ton
Trial Order: 19 Metric Tonnes (One 20 ft Container Load)
Trade Process: FOB/CFR
Payment Method: 100% irrevocable L/C
Packaging: 50 kg bags loaded in container 20″ FCL
Shipping Time: 15 to 25 days after confirmation of L/C
– Bill of Lading
– Certificate of Origin
– SGS Inspection Certificate
– Phytosanitary Certificate
– Fumigation Certificate
– Commercial Invoice
– Packing List
- Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF): The seller handles everything from loading the vessel, paying for insurance, and shipping the product to the country the buyer wants it delivered.
- Freight On Board (FOB): The seller is responsible for handling the transportation of the goods to the port of shipment and loading cost. Once the goods are loaded on the ship, all liabilities transferred to the buyer. Liabilities like unloading, insurance, marine freight transport and transporting products to its destination.