• Sesame seed provides a traditional source of oil for many
communities in India. The country produces around
680000 metric tons of sesame seed annually and stands
at the second place in terms of production. The list of all
the major sesame-producing states in India is shown
Top ten sesame producers in 2010
Burma 0.72 0.46
India 0.62 0.34
China 0.59 1.22
Ethiopia 0.31 0.99
Sudan 0.25 0.19
Uganda 0.17 0.61
Nigeria 0.12 0.38
Burkina Faso 0.09 0.72
Niger 0.09 0.50
Somalia 0.07 0.96
World Total 3.84 0.49
• Sesame varieties have adapted to many soil
• The crops thrive best on well-drained, fertile
soils of medium texture and neutral pH.
• Sesame crops require 90 to 120 frost free
days. Warm conditions above 23 °C (73 °F)
• The seeds need to be harvested as dry as
possible. Else it can quickly heat up and
• The photoperiod also impacts the oil content
in sesame seed; increased photoperiod
increases oil content.
• Rainfall late in the season prolongs growth and
increases high harvest-shattering losses.
• Makes a great massage oil for babies
• Sesame oil or ’til ’oil massage showed to improve the bone strength
and their growth in babies.
• Beats osteoporosis
• Due to the zinc and calcium present in sesame seeds, they are great in
• Improves the efficacy of certain diabetes drugs
• sesame helps to reduce blood pressure and reduces the glucose levels
in the blood when combined with the widely used anti-diabetic drug
• Helps recovery after a stroke
• Studies on animal models found that sesame seeds are great in
restoring the blood flow to parts of the brain that have lost circulation
due to a stroke.
• Helps maintain healthy bones in children
Sesame seeds are rich in dietary proteins and very good quality of
amino acids that are essential for the growth of bones in children.
• Sesame seeds are highly beneficial in the treatment of
piles. They can be taken in the form of sweet - meats .
• A poultice of the sesame seeds can be applied externally
with beneficial results over ulcers, burns and scalds.
• Sesame seeds are rich in iron. An emulsion is prepared by
grinding them after soaking in warm water . The paste
then be mixed with a cup of milk and sweetened with
jaggery should be given to patients suffering from
• The seeds are valuable in respiratory disorders. An
infusion of sesame seeds,mixed with a tablespoonful of
linseed, a pinch of common salt and a desert spoonful of
honey should be given once at night. It gives beneficial
results in acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and
• Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 12 laddus
Showing ingredients for 10
• 3/4 cup sesame seeds (til)
1/2 cup jaggery (gur)
3/4 tsp ghee
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
1/2 tsp ghee for greasing