Sesame Seed

Sesame Seed

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

    Standard Documentation:

    Certificate of Origin

    Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

    Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

    Phytosanitary Certificate

    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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    Country of Origin: Paraguay

    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.

    Texture: Hard

    Colour: Overall appearance is off white

    Packaging: 25kg multi ply paper sacks labelled with Packer, Product Description, Net weight, Organic
    Certification Details and Lot Number

    Typical Analysis:
    Purity 99.95%
    Damaged  <0.3%
    Off-colour <0.1%
    Insect infestation, part of insects Nil

    Microbiological Standards:
    Moisture 4g/100g sample

    E.coli < not detected in 25gr
    Salmonella absent in 25g
    Yeasts/Moulds <<2000cfu/g
    Listeria absent in 25g

    Nutritional Information (per 100g):
    Energy, 573kj
    Protein 17.73g
    Carbohydrates 23.45g per 100g
    Fibre 11.8g

    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



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