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Sesame Seeds

Sesame (botanical name: Sesamum indicum) is perhaps one of the oldest crops cultivated by human being. It is estimated to be grown in the near east and Africa for over 5,000 years for cooking and medicinal needs. The oil was used in barter since it would preserve and store in the desert for years. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds.

At present world production is estimated to be about 3 million metric tons. Over 57% of the world production is in Asia. Most of the Asian production is in India and China. Africa grows about 20% of the world's sesame, with Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Mozambique being key producers. Latin America grows 4% of the total world production in Mexico, Guatemala, and Venezuela. Japan is the largest importers of Sesame in the world market. China, Turkey, and USA are the other importers.

Pargan has earned credibility in supply of Sesame Seed in traditional markets like Japan, Turkey, China etc. as well as in non-traditional markets like Europe, Russia etc.

We emerged as a reliable supplier due to our ability to supply quality Sesame seeds, and honor our shipment commitments even under adverse conditions.

We supply both Hulled and Natural Sesame Seeds.

We have our own cleaning facilities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Nigeria , in Nigeria and Ethiopia we cleaning machines installed in more than 1 locations.

African sesame seed, with whitish color and higher oil percentage (52%-55%) has gained preference not only by crushers who extract oil but also with confectioners.

Ethiopian Sesame Seeds

Pargan is a fairly large supplier of Ethiopian Sesame Seeds. It has aligned itself with some of the reliable cleaning facilities located in Addis Ababa.

Our procurement people do the quality check at the suppliers' location before procuring and transporting them to the warehouse in Addis Ababa for Cleaning and shipment.


Humera type sesame seeds are whitish sesame seed which comes from North-west Tigray.


Wollega type sesame seeds are the mixed/brownish colored variety which comes from Wollega region.

Nigerian Sesame Seed

Pargan has emerged as a leading supplier of Nigerian Sesame Seeds. It checks up quality and quantity before procurement of sesame directly from the farmers and collection centres.

Sesame seeds procured from farmers and collection centres are transported to its cleaning facilities located in LAGOS and KANO.

Utmost care is taken at these cleaning facilities to meet our clients' specific requirements.

Sesame Seeds of Other African Origin

Pargan sources from various other African regions and are available on request.


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