The global organic sesame seeds market is expected to experience moderate growth between 2016 and 2021. These seeds are in high demand, particularly organic varieties. As a result of the increased demand for these seeds, the market on a global scale is expected to increase in value by the year 2021.
Sesame seeds are among the most highly prized seeds, as they are not only tasty, but they are also very healthy. These sees are primarily grown in countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, such as India and China. In fact, India is regarded as the largest producer and exporter of sesame seeds.
Organic sesame seeds are small, flat and creamy white in color. The outer husk of the seeds are removed. These seeds are used to create cooking oils that are used in a variety of food preparations. They are also added to various baked goods and other culinary dishes. Organic sesame seeds differ from traditional seeds in that they contain both water- and oil-soluble antioxidants, including sesamolin, sesamin and sesaminol glucosides, all of which have been linked to improved health.
There are a number of factors that are expected to fuel the growth of the global organic sesame seed market during the forecasted time period.
One of the major factors that will influence the size of this market in the coming years is the increased awareness of the value of organic sesame seeds. As stated above, these seeds offer significant health benefits, such as improved heart health and weight management. As more people are becoming aware of the health benefits that organic sesame seeds provide, the demand for these seeds continues to increase, thus fueling the growth of the this industry.
The increased application of organic sesame seeds in cooking will also augment this market in the coming years. These seeds are used to produce cooking oils, are added to baked goods, are used to add flavor to several dishes, and are also used as garnishes. As more organic sesame seeds are used for cooking applications, there will be a greater demand for them, thus the size and the value of this market will grow.
The global organic sesame seed market is segmented according to the color of the seeds. These seeds are available in white, black and brown. The white variety of organic sesame seeds are expected to see the most growth during the forecasted time period. This is likely attributed to the fact that these seeds are highly desirable because of the notable health benefits that they provide.
Brown and black organic sesame seeds will also see growth during the next few years, but their growth will not be as significant as the white variety.
Organic sesame seeds are further segmented according to the form of the seeds. The two forms include raw or whole seeds, and processed seeds. During the forecasted time period, the whole or raw variety of these seeds will see the most growth. This will likely be due to the fact that these seeds offer greater nutritional value over processed seeds.
Processed organic sesame seeds include seeds that are converted into oils and pastes. These oils and pasts are used for cooking, are low in fat, and add flavor to the dishes that they are used in. As such, the processed form of the organic sesame seed market is also expected to see moderate growth over the next few years.
The global organic sesame seed market is also segmented according to their application. Applications include food products, such as ready to eat foods, baked snacks and confectionery products. Organic sesame seeds are also used in pet foods and cosmetics.
During the course of the next few years, the good products segment is expected to see the most growth in regard to applications. The increased awareness of the health benefits that organic sesame seeds provide will fuel the growth of this segment of the market over the forecasted time period.
The pet food application will also see moderate growth. As pet owners are becoming more keenly aware of the benefits of feeding their animals healthier, organic foods, they are becoming more interested in pet foods that contain organic sesame seeds. These seeds are not only healthy for humans, but they are healthy for animals, as well.
Cosmetic companies have begun using organic sesame seeds in their formulas, as these seeds can provide benefits for the health of the skin. As such, it is expected that more cosmetic companies will utilize these seeds in their product formulas in the coming years.
Lastly, the global organic sesame seed market is segmented by region. These regions include:
Globally, Asia Pacific is expected to see the largest growth in the market during the forecasted time period. Organic sesame seeds are largely produced in and exported from India. As the demand for these seeds increases worldwide, it is expected that this region will continue to produce more seeds in order to keep up with the demand.
The market is also expected to see growth in North America and Europe during the forecasted time period. The increasing popularity of ready to eat meals that contain organic sesame seeds as a result of changing lifestyles will increase the demand for food products that contain these seeds, as these products tend to be among the healthiest ready to eat food options.
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There are several companies that serve as key players in the global organic sesame seed market. Some of the most notable players in this market include