Sesame seeds

Sesame: a multiple use seed

Originally grown in tropical Africa, sesame has a long history of cultivation, making it one of the first seeds yielding edible oil.

Sesame seeds have a high oil content (50%) producing quality oil, which is used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Sesame for Mambo, a logical development in Africa

Mambo has developed an activity in the cleaning and trade of sesame, in Burkina Faso.

Based on its knowledge of the agricultural land, Mambo established a sesame cleaning facility in Bobo-Dioulasso at the end of the 1990s. Its processing capacity is of 10,000 tons per year.

Manufacturing processes which respect the product

Given the sorting and packaging process that uses no chemicals and preserves all the food qualities of the seed, the product is particularly appreciated by Asian oil suppliers.

International reputation

Sesame has become the second agricultural export in Burkina Faso, after cotton.

Only a small proportion is consumed locally, and sesame is mostly exported to Asia, where it is used to manufacture food oil, and to the Mediteranean basin for the production of tahini.