Ethiopia - Organic Sesame

Since 2007, Tradin Organic and our daughter company Selet Hulling PLC have been working to produce premium organic sesame seeds from the Humera district in Ethiopia. The Humera variety of sesame is native to the Humera district and prized for its white color, large size and sweet, nutty taste. 

Organic Sesame Seeds

Organic Sesame Seeds

Tradin Organic supplies organic hulled, natural or brown sesame seeds straight from our production facility in Ethiopia. We work exclusively with the Humera sesame seed variety which has a large size and characteristic nutty and sweet flavor. Our organic sesame seeds are an ideal ingredient for bread, granolas and other bakery products. Other sesame products available with Tradin Organic are organic sesame oil and organic tahini.

Organic Sesame Processing

Organic Sesame Processing

Upon arrival at our state-of-the-art organic sesame processing facility, the organic sesame seeds are cleaned and hulled using the process of dry hulling. This method requires less water than traditional practices, minimizing the impact on the local environment and ensuring optimal product quality. The organic sesame seeds are then color sorted and prepared for export. 

Making a difference for local farmers

Making a difference for local farmers

Selet Hulling’s operations engage two farmers’ cooperatives consisting of 3000 farmers. The farmers receive regular training in order to improve their yields and organic production practices. The sesame processing facility hires 25 permanent factory workers with fair pay, health insurance and access to an intensive in-house schooling program. To offer further support, Tradin co-financed the construction of a school in Humera so that children of the sesame farmers can attend high school closer to home and go on to attend university. 

Organic Sesame from Ethiopia

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.