Natural sesame seeds are considered to be the oldest oil seed crop known, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. Sesame is very drought tolerant, and is been called a survivor crop with an ability to grow where most other crops fail. Sesame has one of the highest oil content of any seed. With a rich nutty flavor, it is a common ingredient in rich cuisines across the world for thousands of years.
Sesame requires well-drained sandy soil and tropical environment to flourish. It grows about 5 feet in height and bears plenty of pink-white foxglove type flowers. The pods appear soon, containing white, brown, or black seeds depending upon the cultivar type, arranged in rows inside.
Flavorful, crunchy sesame seeds are widely considered healthy foods.. Although, much of its calorie comes from fats, sesame contains several notable health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
The Sri Lankan sesame season starts in June and will continue till December depending on the crop size. The current domestic production of sesame is estimated to be around 10000mt and is on the rise as new land areas are cultivated every year.
We do not use any kind of pesticides to our products which have led us to acquire a premium price in the Japanese market. We were the leading exporter of sesame seed for the year 2014.
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