The Sesame of Ispica
A story made of excellence.
It is in Sicily, a sun-kissed place, in a small village in the province of Ragusa, that our history and that of Sesame of Ispica began.
We have a passion which has been grown over time and is born from the great desire to follow in the footsteps of our father, whose expertise continues to guide us in the creation of a high quality product closely linked to the territory.
It is the love for our land, the desire to tell our history overseas and the belief that crafts with man at the center are still possible today, that pushes us to work with humility every day, trying to preserve the qualities and values of Sesame of Ispica with deep respect for nature.
Our family has dedicated itself with professionalism and dedication to the cultivation of sesame of Ispica since the 1960s. A meticulous and careful work that still survives today, thanks to the techniques and great passion passed on from father to son. It is a family tradition, handed down from hand to hand, enriched by the contribution of younger hands who keep it alive with great commitment today.
Slow Food Presidium
Recognized in 2016
Sesame of Ispica differs for its amber color and unique taste.
It is gluten free, so it represents a useful protein source for celiacs and it is also widely used in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
In addition, it is thanks to the absence of pesticides in cultivation, the way it is sun-dried in open field and the use of ancient and traditional techniques, that the composition of sesame of Ispica is rich in many nutritional properties, such as: iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and selenium.
Over the years, production has fallen dramatically due to the laborious harvest and strong competition from imported sesame. Anyway today, thanks to the few farmers who have sown this crop while safeguarding it, our sesame has been registered with Slow Food (an international organization that prevents the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions).