Sesame Seed, also called benniseed is the most sought after vegetable oil in the world as its industrial ingredients can be used for the production of margarine, canned sardine, corned beef, soap making and ink and is well preferred to other vegetable oils because of its lack of odour, chemical composition, colour and taste.

PRODUCTION STATISTICS
Nigeria currently produces about 300,000 metric tonnes of benni Seed.

Nigeria is the second largest producer of sesame seed in Africa after sudan and ranking seventh in the World.

PROCESSING STATISTICS

In Nigeria, sesame seed production is traditionally for export, with less than 10% utilised for sesame products such as nutritional oil, pharmaceuticals, soap and cosmetics, production of animal feeds, etc.

EXPORT VALUE

The value of benni seed exports from Nigeria in 2016  amounted to a total amount of  about $55m (2016) (NEPC)

YIELD PER HECTARE IN NIGERIA

Benni Seed yield in Nigeria currently is estimated at about 400 – 500kg per hectare.

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  1. Came across the news letter not long ago and I found it educative especiaaly now that the emphasis is on diversification.

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