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Appetite for sushi and hummus boosts Nigeria's sesame seed exports

Feb 14, 2018

Appetite for sushi and hummus boosts Nigeria's sesame seed exports

Burgeoning global demand for sesame seeds for hummus, toppings on sushi, health foods and confectionery is boosting output in Nigeria and spurring expansion in the world's third-biggest producer. Production of the tiny seeds, often seen on bread rolls, is expected to grow 40 percent in ...