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Sesame varieties in Ethiopia go up to 14 distinct types. The most famous two include Wollega and Humera-1. Sesame humera is a key crop in the western parts of Tigray. It has the highest oil content of between 54 and 56 percent. Its seed coat is white or ashen-colored. It requires just 600 to 100 mm of rainfall annually to thrive. Wollega, on the other hand, meets the same oil capacity yield and is therefore great for oil production. It also makes tahini paste.
Ethiopia Niger seed oil is one of the few vegetable oils that combine well with others without losing its potency. Both a cooking and medicinal aid, it adds flavor to other cooking fat mixtures. It also treats mainly skin diseases. It comes from the Niger plant, which produces seeds that look like dark flying specks or pods. It thrives mostly in the highlands of the country, especially the western and southwestern parts.
Groundnut is one of the five widely cultivated crops in Ethiopia. the approximate limits of present commercial production are between latitude 400 N and 400 S , to an altitude of 1065 m.a.s.l with a rain fall of minimum 500mm and a max of 1250 mm. eastern part of the country particularly eastern haraghe , metekel zone and eastern wollega is blessed with tremendous potential for growing groundnut commercially