In Paraguay, the sesame plant is found in most of the tropical, subtropical, and southern temperate areas. Depending on conditions, sesame varieties grow from about 0.5 to 2.5 metres tall, and come in a host of different colours, depending upon the variety, including white, yellow, black and red. Sesame crops survive drought and also presence of excess water, in part due to its extensive root system, however the highest-yielding crops thrive best on well-drained, fertile soils of medium texture and neutral pH.
Typically, the seeds are about 3 to 4 mm long by 2 mm wide and 1 mm thick and need to be harvested as dry as possible and stored at 6% moisture or less. If the seed is too moist, it can quickly heat up and become rancid. After harvesting, the seeds are usually cleaned and hulled. Once the seeds have been hulled, they are passed through an electronic colour-sorting machine that rejects any discolored seeds to ensure perfect colour.
Sesame seed products available:
- Hulled Sesame Seed
- Natural Sesame Seed
Hulled Sesame Seed
Natural Sesame Seed
Certifications & Documentation
NPOP & USDA-NOP Organic Certification
ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Kosher / Halal Certified
Certificate of Origin
Third party quality control certificate / inspection report
Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)
Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info
Import information for Sesame Seed
Commodity Code: 1207400000 (source)
|12||Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder|
|07||Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken|
Import Duties for Sesame Seed
Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.
Paraguay > EU/UK: 0.00% (source)
Paraguay > USA: Duty Free (source)
Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.
Packaging & Shipping
Sesame Seed Shipping Instructions
Risks: Sesame has a high risk of damage from humidity during shipping.
Packaging: The recommended packaging is multiwall paper bags, 25kg/50lbs.
Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.
Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.
Quantity per container:
- 20 metric tonnes (not palletised) in 20ft container
- 20 metric tonnes palletised in 40ft high cube (40 25kg bags per pallet, 20 pallets)
Sample Product Specifications
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Appearance: Seeds are about 3 to 4 mm long by 2 mm wide and 1 mm thick.
Taste: Typical of Sesame, fresh, no off flavours.
Colour: Overall appearance is off white
Certification Details and Lot Number
Insect infestation, part of insects Nil
Moisture 4g/100g sample
E.coli < not detected in 25gr
Salmonella absent in 25g
Listeria absent in 25g
Nutritional Information (per 100g):
Carbohydrates 23.45g per 100g
Metal Detection: 1.0mm Ferrous, 1.0mm Non Ferrous & 1.5mm Stainless Steel
Shelf Life: 12 months from date of delivery, stored in air cooled, brick built warehouse with appropriate vermin controls in place.
Quality: This product shall be free from live infestation, and evidence of infestation by rodents or birds. It shall not contain pathogens at levels injurious to human health, and will comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, and all pertinent regulations made thereunder.
Specifications for Sesame Seeds
Nutritional Facts Label for Sesame Seed