We work with respect for nature by producing authentic Sesame.
The production activity
Our production takes place in Ispica, within a defined area called “margio”. Due to high temperatures and alluvial soil, this area is the best suited for sesame plant growth and development.
The sesame sowing is in May, planted in plots of land located far away from settlements and intensive cultivations. To ensure a high-quality product, we have decided to follow organic methods avoiding using chemicals. For this reason, our production is limited and the harvest is very restricted.
The plants are dried in the open field.
Harvest usually takes place from mid-September.
Production requires specific techniques and great manual skills. After sowing, there are different steps of irrigation in order to optimize the plants’ growth. Throughout the growth, each plant reaches a height of around 200 centimeters and can produce up to 150 pods.
Before the pods have opened naturally, plants are cut manually and left to dry in the sun naturally, then threshed over a cloth to gather the seeds. The seeds must then be cleaned using special sieves.
The quality research leads us constantly to control the chain in order to guarantee strictly artisan production.
Today, our company has specialized, not only in production, but also in the sale of food and cosmetic products.
Each seed tells a story
Besides the actual sesame seeds, the main ingredient in various recipes, we also offer specialties derived from its transformation, such as sesame seed oil and tahina.
Sesame seed oil is an extremely light and delicate oil, suitable for dressing salads, pasta, risotto, meat and fish. In fact, it is commonly eaten raw or in desserts or pies in the dough itself.
Tahina is a delicious and nutritious sesame cream with a dense consistency. There are several uses in natural cooking. It is excellent eating with bread, with raw or boiled vegetables, to flavor meat and soups or to prepare hummus, of which tahina is one of the main ingredients.
Thanks to the multiple properties of Sesame of Ispica, small in size, but particularly rich in nutrients, we have created a body oil, named “Psiche”, which is available in three fragrances: neutral, vanilla and green tea.
Psiche was born from the idea of creating a beauty elixir that has a special pleasant effect on body and soul. In the classical tradition the word psyche meant “soul”; while in Greek mythology Psyche was a girl of extraordinary beauty, personification of human love and wife of Eros, the God of love.
Psiche body oil helps improve the elasticity of the skin, making it softer and smoother, without greasing it. Particularly beneficial and effective in daily hydration, thanks to vitamins E, A and group B, it is also used as a massage oil, for intensive pampering and well-being. Recommended for very dry or damaged skin, sunburn and inflammation, among the main advantages is the high-speed of absorption.