Many (sesame) seeds small, make a big difference

(See at the bottom of recipe for Tahini with Sesame from Somalia).
In Somalia there is a proud tradition of high quality sesame seeds. The sesame plant has particularly favorable conditions in Somalia because of the good soil and climate conditions. Sesame is the oldest oily crop We humans know and have many species, most of which are native to Africa. Due to its robustness, Sesame has been a sought after commodity with great progress dating back to ancient times.The sesame plant is an upright plant of 90-120 cm and the seeds are found inside the elongated capsules on the stem.

Despite the high quality of Somali sesame, it hasNternational trade has been more difficult by the violent conflict and corruption in the country. We will give Somali Sesame the space it deserves in the European market and thereby create jobs and income in Somalia. Workplaces that not only give the locals a source of income, but also make it more difficult for extremist organizations to recruit young men because the young men stand stronger if they are in jobs. The World Bank has documented how investments in the private sector in Somalia are crucial to resilience and innovation in the fragile and conflict -affected country.

The Somali Sesame we sell at Warfair, is from Somseed Agri in Mogadishu which acquires and exports sesame from Somali farming. There are hundreds of agriculture that delivers to Somseed Agri and production gives work to several thousand Somalis. A number we hope can rise even more.

Our sesame has been tested according to all the rules of art and contains no pesticide residues. In the long term, the goal is to get a certified sesame from Somalia, but due to the high level of conflict in the country it is not yet possible.

The application of 

Tahini (in Danish mouth "Sesame butter") Recipe


500 g of sesame seeds
½-1 dl olive oil
½-1 tsp. salt

Place the sesame seeds on a baking sheet with baking paper and toast them in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 200 degrees until golden. Take out the seeds and let them cool.

Now pour them into a food processor or blender and blend until you have a uniform mass. You have to arm yourself with a little patience as it may take some time before the seeds begin to release the oil and turn into a "butter".

Add olive oil and salt along the way until you have the desired flavor and texture. There may be. Also, cashews are added.

Scold a jam glass and fill with Tahini. Now it is ready for the refrigerator where it can stay and enjoy for 2-3 weeks.

You can apply your Tahini in many ways. Tahini is one of the main ingredients for hummus, but can also be used as a dip for vegetables, such as spreading on rye bread or buns, in pita bread, and in dressings, see example below.

Dressing with Tahini

0.5 dl tahini
The juice of a ½ lemon
½ tsp. Flak salt
Possibly. 1 garlic
½-1 dl water
Cashews can also be added which blends with tahini.

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