Seasame is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Today India is the world's largest producers of seasame. The world on an average produces close to 3 millions tons of seasame seed every year Around 80% of the sesame seed production in India, happens during the khariif season (June-July to September-October), with the crop starting to arrive from September. The remaining crop is cultivated in the rabi season (December to March), with the crop starting to arrive from March.
Sesame seeds (approximately 50% oil and 25% protein) are used in bakery and confecttionary, candy making and other food industries. Oil from the seed is used in cooking, salad oils, margarine and contains about 47% oleic acid and 39% linoleic acid. Foods fried in sesame oil have a long shelf life because the oil contains an antioxident called "Sasamol". The oil can be used in the manufacture of soaps, paints, perfumes, pharmaceuticals and insecticides.
Sesame is among the seeds rich in quality vitamins, and minerals.
100 g of sesame contains 97 µg of folic acid, about 25% of recommended daily intake.
The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals.
Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds.
Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.
The seeds are also very valuable sources of dietary protein with fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth, especially in children.
Jainika Export Import (P) Limited is located at Bikaner, Rajasthan (India). Mr. Gunjan Kumar Jain is the eminent Managing Director of the company.