Sesame oil, which is derived from untoasted sesame seeds, is a pale yellow liquid with a nice grainy odor and a somewhat nutty flavor that is used as a frying oil. The amber-colored and fragrant oil generated from crushed and roasted sesame seeds is used as a flavoring element in the last stages of cooking.
Sesame is an oil plant that contains 50-60% oil and 25% protein in its seeds. This plant has been known by people since ancient times and used in various ways. It is widely consumed in pastries such as bagels, cakes, cakes, donuts, or by making candies.
Sesame and Sesame Oil Production and Trade
The worldwide sesame seeds market was worth USD 6.67 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow to USD 7.56 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 1.5 percent between 2020 and 2027. The market's expansion can be ascribed to the population's growing desire for a healthy diet. Furthermore, the market is expected to rise as people become more aware of the advantages of sesame seeds.
The number of sesame seeds shipped by Turkey in 2020 was 37,048 tons. Turkey exported 14,879 tons of sesame seeds in 2019. Turkey sesame seeds have shown a 6.897 percent increase in interest in 2019 compared to 2018. Exports of sesame seeds increased by 111.11 percent between 2017 and 2019, earning the exporter US$33.62 million for the year. Production and export statistics of sesame seed oil coincide with sesame seeds and are expected to rise every year.