About the book
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L) is one of the major oilseed crops cultivated in the world and widely grown in Africa, Asia, Central, and South America, and Europe. As its enormous potential to contributes to health benefits both in oil and seed form, dignify the western diets, new approaches to maximize yield and improvement in product processing are welcome. This book presents chapters on various aspects of this issue, with a particular focus on sesame crop and the value addition in it. Those chapters present the history and cultivation practices to increase yield in various regions in the world, physicochemical and nutritional properties and their use, sesame crop improvement relevant to breeding and selection methods, value addition in sesame to extract oil and health beneficial products.
The book also covers the challenges in sesame crop production and potential prospects in industrial use. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in sesame.