Sesame is a chiefly tropical cultivated erect herb used as a source of oil and food. Jahanaratco is one of the best sesame seeds exporter in Bangladesh. We supply off-white, brown, black, and reddish sesame seeds all over the world.
What is Sesame?
Sesame is a flowering plant that is a good source of edible oil that includes a variety of nutrients. It can also be used in spices and other regional and global foods.
Use of Sesame Seeds:
Sesame seeds have been used as a source of food and oil for thousands of years. Sesame has the highest oil content of any seed, with some varietals exceeding 50% oil content compared to soybean’s 20%.
The seed oil is used in cooking, salad oils, and margarine and contains approximately 48 percent oleic and 38 percent linoleic acid.
Health Benefit of Sesame :
Due to its greater level of natural antioxidants, protein, vitamins & minerals, sesame oil is one of the most reliable vegetable oils worldwide, with a long shelf life.
Sunflower Seed oil VS Sesame seed Oil:
Similar to sunflower seed oil, sesame
seed oil is high in Omega 6 fatty acids but low in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Sesame seed has more Vitamin K and Polyunsaturated fat. It is also high in protein, accounting for 25% of its weight. The flour that remains after oil extraction contains 35 to 50 percent protein, good effective carbohydrates, and water-soluble antioxidants ( sesaminol glucosides), which give many products extended shelf life. This flour, also known as sesame meal, is an excellent source of protein for poultry and livestock. The addition of sesame to a high-lysine soybean meal results in a well-balanced animal feed. On the contrary, Sunflower oil has more Monounsaturated Fat and Vitamin E.
Different Types of Sesame Seeds:
Depending on the cultivar harvested, sesame seeds come in a variety of colors. Off-white colored sesame is the variety that is most exported. Buff, tan, gold, brown, reddish, gray, and black are common sesame colors. In Bangladesh, off-white, brown, black, and reddish sesame are grown.
The season for sesame begins in May and lasts through October. However, it can be obtained with fluctuating prices throughout the year by touching Jahanara Trading Corporation.