Selet Hulling

Tradin Organic and its sister company Selet Hulling PLC is dedicated to sourcing and processing premium quality, certified organic sesame from Ethiopia. Our mission is to become the premier supplier of high quality, competitively priced, certified organic hulled sesame seeds to the world food and bakery sectors.

Hulled Sesame Seeds

Hulled Sesame Seeds

Our organic sesame seeds are grown in the Northern region of Ethiopia and are hulled and cleaned at our own processing facility in Addis Ababa(link). From our processing facility in Ethiopia, we offer organic natural or brown sesame seeds, as well as organic hulled sesame seeds. Additionally, we offer organic natural sesame and organic black sourced from South America. 
Our sesame seeds are of the ‘t-85’ or ‘Humera’ variety, known for its characteristic white color, large size and sweet, nutty taste and aroma. For more information on our range of sesame products, click here.
 

Sesame Processing

Sesame Processing

Our factory consists of a raw material warehouse, sesame cleaning line, sesame dry-hulling line and a finished product warehouse with a total area of 2,200 m2. The dry-hulling method of de-shelling the sesame seeds is practiced to reduce the factory’s water consumption and consequently lessen our impact on the environment. The small amount of water that is required is collected in rainwater catchers surrounding the factory and extensively filtered and UV treated before entering the machine line.
Intensively trained factory staff ensures quality products, efficient product handling and on-time deliveries. This, together with the set-up production systems, good manufacturing and hygiene practices guarantees the timely delivery of top-quality products.
 

Quality Control and Certifications

Quality Control and Certifications

Selet complies fully with the international organic rules and regulations such as EEC 834/2007; 889/2008 (EU), the NOP (US) and JAS (Japan), and has established optimum working relations with international organic certification bodies like Control Union. Selet also follows an integrated Internal Control System and works according to international quality systems like HACCP and ISO 22000. All products are fully traceable; from organic farms, to our factory and finally to our customers. In cooperation with the TOC, testing of samples is performed in European accredited laboratories while intrinsic qualities are checked and controlled in Selet’s own, well-equipped laboratory. This includes full control from the farm, transport of raw materials to our plant, storage, processing and shipment to our clients. As the first supplier in Ethiopia we can also offer our clients multi-layer paper packaging for our final products
 

Selet Hulling - Organic Sesame

For a more in depth look at our processes, check out this video of our organic sesame sourcing project in Ethiopia. From the organic cultivation of the sesame and the harvest the crop in the Humera region, to processing in Addis Ababa and preparation for export, this video outlines our operations.