Niger seed oil is rich in the essential oils such as zinc, magnesium, potassium, and sodium which are vital for the proper functioning of the body. The oil is a great adulterant; Niger seed oil can be used in combination with other oils. Oils from sesame and rapeseed can be adulterated using Niger seed oil without causing any degradation.
Niger seed contains proteins, oil and soluble sugars. Niger seeds are used as bird feed world wide. Commercial niger seed is grown in Africa, India and other areas of southeast Asia, and the seed is imported around the world as a popular type of birdseed. Niger Seeds and Oil Properties and Uses
Niger seed yields about 30–35% of its weight in oil which is clear, slow-drying, and edible. Niger seed oil is polyunsaturated semi-drying oil. It has pale yellow or orange color with a nutty taste and sweet odor. Raw oil has low acidity and can be used directly for cooking.
Oil press machine or called oil expeller is designed to use physical mechanical pressing way to press oil out from the oil seeds. And the mechanical oil press machine is usually suitable for all kinds of raw material, such as peanut/groundnut, soybean, sunflower seed, corn germ, palm kernel, copra, mustard, cottonseed, castor, sesame, canola/rapeseed, flax seed, etc.
In recent year Palm oil has emerged as one of the country’s top six import items by taking 3.1Pct share of the country’s total import which worth USD277 million. Ayenew Tekelu is an owner of Tsenu Cooking Oil factory which produces Niger seed edible oil. He also tells that the number of Niger seed oil consumers is increasing.
A wide variety of niger seed oil options are available to you, There are 235 niger seed oil suppliers, mainly located in Asia. The top supplying countries or regions are China, India, and United Kingdom, which supply 55%, 22%, and 11% of niger seed oil respectively. Niger seed oil products are most popular in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Mid East.
You can also choose from dried. There are 387 niger seed suppliers, mainly located in Asia. The top supplying countries or regions are India, China, and India, which supply 25%, 43%, and 25% of niger seed respectively. Niger seed products are most popular in United States, Australia, and Canada.
Health Benefits of Niger Seed Oil – One of the traditional ingredients are very powerful for healing is niger seed oil. Over the years niger seed oil has been used as a natural ingredient to accelerate healing, maintain healthy skin, heart, blood flow, reduce inflammation and also useful for weight maintenance.