North America Organic Sesame Seed Market size is forecast to reach $216 million by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 4.05% during 2020-2025, owing to the increasing demand of organic sesame seed for the cooking purpose, as the organic sesame seed is a good source of fiber, B Vitamins and it even helps in lowering blood pressure. The demand for organic sesame seed is increasing due to its extensive health benefits such as triggering of hair growth, anti-aging properties, boosts skin health, a good source of energy. These extensive health benefits of organic sesame seed are anticipated to drive the organic sesame seed market substantially in North America during the forecast period.
Tahini made from processed sesame seeds contains low fat than made from roasted seeds, also is a good source of omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids. Also, the sesame seed meal is a high source of protein used for poultry and livestock, which is driving its market growth during the forecast period.
Owing to the presence of high levels of calcium and protein in tahini (paste of raw sesame seed), it is used in various foodstuffs, and the demand for tahini is high due to which the organic sesame seeds market is significantly increasing in North America over the forecast period.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the countries in North America have gone under lockdown, due to which all the restaurants and bakery shops have been shut down, which is hampering the North American organic sesame seed market growth.
By Colour – Segment Analysis
The black organic sesame seed segment held the largest share in the North America organic sesame seed market in 2019, as the black organic sesame seed provides the required nutrition and also fights diseases at the same time. There is an increasing demand of black organic sesame seeds owing to its health benefits such as anti-aging properties, decreases the risk of cancer, relief from constipation and indigestion, stabilizes blood pressure, healthier bones, regularity in blood pressure, natural cure for irregular bowel movements, lowers cholesterol levels and promotes health in lactating mothers. The wide health benefits of black organic sesame seeds are anticipated to boost the demand for black organic sesame seeds in North America during the forecast period.
By Application – Segment Analysis
The cooking application held the largest share in the North America organic sesame seed market in 2019 and is growing at a CAGR of 5.2%, owing to its rich nutrient and high-fat content. The organic sesame seed contains healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6, fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which are beneficial to health. They are mixed in yogurt or smoothie for a rich nutty flavor and are found in servings of mixed greens, baked snacks. The organic sesame seeds are even sprinkled over sushi rolls and used to make gomashio, a dry condiment. The organic sesame seeds are also popularly used to marinate meat and vegetables. Also, organic sesame seeds are roasted, crushed, and then sprinkled over salads to add crunch and flavor. The increasing demand for organic sesame seeds for cooking purposes is anticipated to propel the market during the forecast period.
By Country – Segment Analysis
United States held the largest share in the North America organic sesame seeds market in 2019 up to XX%, owing to increasing food and beverage demand in the country. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2017, Agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $1.053 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), a 5.4-percent share. Also, with a 12.9-percent share, a food ranked third behind housing (32.8 percent) and transportation (15.9 percent) in the average American household’s 2018 expenditures. In 2018, Americans spent an average of 9.7 percent of their disposable personal incomes on food, divided between food at home (5.0 percent) and food away from home (4.7 percent). Thus, the rising food and beverage industry is increasing the demand for organic sesame seeds in the country, which is anticipated to further drive the organic sesame seeds market in North America during the forecast period.
Drivers – North America Organic Sesame Seed Market
Increasing Personal Care Industry
There is an increasing demand for organic sesame seed oil from the personal care & cosmetic product industries as when sesame oil is added to skincare products, it forms a barrier on the skin’s surface. The organic sesame seed oils are used in items such as sunscreens, skin cleansers, lipstick, and moisturizers, as organic sesame seed oil has a unique ability to soften skin, lips, and hair. And since it holds moisture, sesame oil can help the skin to stay hydrated. According to International Trade Administration (ITA), Mexico is ranked in the top 10 markets in the world for cosmetics and personal care products, and it continues to be the second-largest market for beauty products in Latin America. Due to a strengthening economy and a variety of both domestic and imported brands, the consumption of cosmetics in Mexico has grown steadily over the past years. Since the personal care and cosmetic industries are booming, the demand for organic sesame seed is also showing a significant increase in the country, which acts as a driver for the organic sesame seed market in North America during the forecast period.
Increasing Food and Beverages Industry
According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), Mexico remained the United States’ third-largest agricultural partner in 2017, and U.S. agricultural and related product exports totaled USD 19.5 billion. The United States remains Mexico’s principal agricultural trading partner, receiving USD 25.5 billion, or almost 78 percent, of Mexico’s total agricultural exports. According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing, and Food (SAGARPA), Mexico is the world’s 11th-largest agricultural and livestock producer, and the 3rd-largest in Latin America. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2018, Canada’s total food and beverage industry sector sales reached $87 billion. The Government of Canada is expecting to increase the food exports to 26 percent by 2025 up to C$ 85 billion. Thus, the increasing food and beverage industry in the country acts as a driver for the organic sesame seed oil market in North America during the forecast period.
Challenges – North America Organic Sesame Seed Market
Side Effects of Using Organic Sesame Seeds
There are a few side effects of using organic sesame seeds. The side effects of using sesame oil in the diet may include an increase in body weight, risks of colon cancer, diverticulitis, and allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, appendix infection, diarrhea, skin rashes, hair loss, and even miscarriage. Their side effects of sesame seeds –“anaphylaxis” can manifest in various forms. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, anaphylaxis can be a serious condition, and individuals need prompt medical intervention. Sesame allergy (or anaphylaxis) can manifest in several symptoms. These include difficulty in breathing, coughing, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, hives, and itchy mouth. These side effects of using organic sesame seed may hinder with the North American organic sesame seed market growth during the forecast period.
Covid-19 Impact on The North America Organic Sesame Seed Market
The COVID-19 outbreak has made a large economic impact on consumer spending in North America. Due to the pandemic, the North American personal care industry has been heavily affected. The pandemic has resulted in the reduction of discretionary expenses such as fragrances, and hair styling products by the consumers. While spending on necessities such as personal liquid soap, hand, and body lotions are relatively protected. Owing to these factors the demand for organic sesame seed is hindered during the pandemic. Thus, this change in consumer consumption is directly impacting the North American organic sesame seed market as the demand for cosmetic ingredients is declining.
Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the North America organic sesame seed market. In 2019, the market of North America organic sesame seed has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the North America organic sesame seed market are Dipasa USA Inc., Ontario, Woodland Foods, ConnOils, and Sincerely Nuts.