In most of the locations we operate in, sesame seeds are harvested manually and separated from their husks using simple and traditional means. Since seeds produced in such a way could contain impurities, we have set up primary cleaning centres very close to the farm gate.
This investment allows us to assure our buyers that they are guaranteed clean sesame for use in their various applications. For applications that require a hulled or edible grade sesame, we have set up processing plants in the sesame-growing countries. The product from these plants are ready to be used as ingredients in the kitchen and bakery. Olam is a pioneer in successfully processing edible-grade sesame and hulled sesame in growing countries in Africa, providing local employment and reducing logistics costs and carbon emissions.