Sesame seed is an oil rich grain crop widely utilized in most parts of the world. This seed popularly called Benne seed is grown in Nigeria in relatively large quantity. Nigeria is reported to be the sixth largest producer of Sesame seeds in the world according to FAOSTAT 2016.
With a rich, nutty flavor, it is a common ingredient in cuisines across the world.
The nutritional benefits of sesame seeds includes their ability to prevent cancer, improve heart health, lower blood pressure, build strong bones, improve male fertility and reduces inflammation.