Sesame, (Sesamum indicum), also called benne, erect annual plant of the family Pedaliaceae, The sesame plant is widely cultivated in most of the tropical, subtropical, and southern temperate areas of the world. Harvested seeds are sorted, graded, packed and stored. The aroma and taste of sesame seed are mild, nutty and with crunchy texture. Sesame seeds contain 44 to 60% of oil therefore oil can be extracted. The oil is very stable and it resists oxidative rancidity. The seeds are also high in protein and are rich in thiamin and vitamin B6.
- A spoonful of sesame seeds contributes antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous properties, among others.
- Elpis Sesame seeds are rich source of antioxidants, involves in protecting the body from age-related diseases, certain cancers and cardiovascular disease.
- It protects liver health, serves as a gastroprotective factor and also helps in restoring hormonal balance in women.
- Sesame seeds are a powerhouse of protein, excellent source of fibre, soluble carbohydrates, phytate, vitamin-B, mineral content like magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc and phosphorous.
- Sesame seeds have 15% of saturated fats, 39% of monounsaturated fat and 41% of polyunsaturated fat along with two plant compounds – lignans and phytosterols that control the bad cholesterol levels.
- Sesame flour is rich in essential amino acids such as methionine and tryptophan.
- Sesame seeds are commonly used as food and flavouring substance.
- Sesame seed oil can be used as cooking oil due to its high smoke point providing a nutty flavor. It may also be used as a fat substitute for a more refined flavour in baked goods.
- The press cake remaining after the oil is expressed is highly nutritious.
- The whole seed is used extensively in the many type of culinary dishes.
- The roasted seeds impart aromatic flavour to cereal bar, sweets, pastries, crackers and other candies.
- Sesame seeds are added to bread, rolls and cookies as a topping or garnishing to provide flavour, aroma and texture.
- Sesame seed flour can be used as a partial flour replacer mainly to increase the level of high quality proteins.
- Used in the manufacture of soaps, pharmaceuticals, and lubricants. Sesame oil is used as an ingredient in cosmetics.
- Purity: 98%standard and 99,95% upon request
- Oil content: 48-51%
- Humidity: 7%max
- Mix(Sesame pure without mixture): -3%
- Pesticide residue: 0%