Sesame is one of the oldest oilseed crop and an important oil yielding crop with an oil content of 40 to 50 % and popularly known as Til or Gingelly.
Features of gingelly
- Depending upon the variety of seed they come in different colours like yellow, white black and red.
- Sesame is grown in almost all the states in large or small areas.
- It is also known as “Queen of Oilseeds” due to its great degree of resistance to oxidation and rancidity.