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Equinom brings innovative sesame seeds to market

04 March 2019 | News

"These sesame varieties are a game-changer for food companies that want full control of their supply chain to ensure food traceability and safety.”

Equinom Ltd., a leading-edge seed technology company, launches its unique patented sesame variety to open new markets for the cultivation of sesame. Equinom has developed, high-yield, high profile, sesame seeds, that provide advanced organoleptic characteristics plus a shatter-resistance trait that makes them suitable for mechanized harvesting.

Equinom's technological achievement will provide local farmers with a new platform for growing sesame of a higher nutritional profile and sets the ground for the advancement of a more responsible supply chain, greater price stability and cost-effective growth.

This technology also brings new hope to farmers located in desert regions where extreme weather conditions threaten crop performance. For consumers, this means food manufacturers can incorporate highly nutritious, clean and safe sesame into their products.

Equinom has been able to breed sesame with a superior nutritional profile tailor-made for a variety of innovative and commercial products, including baking, confectionary, tahini, oil and flour.

Equinom's technology and expertise helps local farmers to eliminate waste, boost oil-yield by up to 100%, improve quality, and reduce the crop's global footprint. These innovative sesame seeds also help farmers on marginal lands secure added income, diversify output, and reduce the costs of import by up to 40%.

Sesame grows particularly well in soils infested by cotton root rot and presents a promising side crop for US cotton farmers. Equinom will bring increased cultivation of sesame to the US, Australia, and the Southern regions of Europe with a sustainable crop that fits in with the marketing ideals of food companies and environmental values of consumers.

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