Form and particle size: Flat, oval, 2 mm to 5 mm
Colour: Ivory, golden, brown, black
Flavour: Typical flavour of sesame seeds, mild to strong
Calories*: 560 kcal
Protein*: 20 g
Fat*: 50 g including 18% monounsaturated fatty acids, 21% polyunsaturated fatty acids
Fibre*: 15 g


  • Whole (natural)
  • Hulled
  • Toasted (several ranges)
  • Caramelised
  • Milled into flour
  • Ground into paste

Sources: Outside EU
Packaging: Bags containing 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 20 kg and 25 kg and big-bags

* on average per 100 grams of hulled sesame seeds


Organic sesame

Organic sesame seeds:
always a sure bet

Organic sesame seeds are an essential ingredient in Asian and Mediterranean cooking. Ground to a purée or paste, organic tahini is used in numerous recipes, the most famous being hummus.

In baked goods, organic sesame seeds are an aesthetic signature. Organic natural sesame varieties – and, especially, hulled organic sesame seeds – are very popular for sprinkling on top of burger buns and are associated with tastiness and indulgence in the collective imagination. That’s why sesame seeds can be used as a topping on other types of delicatessen or sandwich breads, such as bread rolls or bagels.

As an appetizer, organic sesame seeds are also appreciated on crackers and breadsticks. In salads or poke bowls, organic sesame seeds bring colour and crunch as a topping. Organic black sesame seeds are an interesting visual solution for this type of use.

The flavour of sesame seeds can also be easily adapted to sweet dishes. Sesame is traditionally found in halva and oriental pastries, in nougat and turon and in Eastern European and Asian confectionery. Sesame seeds can be incorporated into pastries, ice-creams and frozen desserts.

Sesame, a partner for flavour and health

Sesame seeds have a distinctive flavour that makes them a condiment in their own right, with a slight bitterness.

Carried out on-site, toasting gives colour to the seeds, which become more or less golden.

We also caramelise seeds. Organic sesame seeds can then be more easily used in pastries, desserts in general, or for a sweet/savoury flavour in salads and cooked dishes.

Organic sesame seeds have a high-quality nutritional profile. They contain 45% to 55% fat and are a useful source of monounsaturated fatty acids, including omega-9 oleic acid, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-6 linoleic acid.

Sesame seeds, especially whole or natural seeds, have a high mineral and antioxidant content.

Sources and supply

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) may be one of the first oilseed plants to have been cultivated. A native of the Indian subcontinent, the plant appreciates tropical and subtropical regions.

Today, it is widely grown in South Asia, Africa and South America.

Sesame seeds are available in several forms: whole, natural and hulled, or ground to make tahini or to extract their oil.

FLANQUART diversifies the sources of its sesame seeds to secure its supply. We implement a well-defined, strict control plan in order to guarantee the reliability of our imports.

For over 25 years, we have built up a solid working relationship with our suppliers, reinforced by on-site audits.


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