Sesame also knows as Benne this is an annual plant (Sesamum Indicum) of numerous types and verities related to the family Pedaliaceae, cultivated since antiquity for its seeds.

Sesame is one of the very decrepit cultivated plants in India. Today India is the world’s highest producers of sesame. Every year around 80% of the sesame seed production in India, occurring during the Kharif (Rainy) season (June-July to September-October), with the crop starting to arrive from September. The other harvest season is ploughed in the Rabi (after rainy) season (December to March), with the crop starting to arrive from March.