Ethiopian Niger Seed

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This seed is a leading oil crop in Ethiopia both in terms production and area coverage. It is one of the few vegetable oils that combine well with others without losing its potency. Both as a cooking and medicinal aid, it adds flavor to other cooking fat mixtures. It also treats skin diseases.


Location Horogudru, East Wollega and West Wollega zones are the main surplus-producing areas in the Oromia region, while East Gojjam, West Gojam, North Gondar, and South Gondar zones are the top surplus-producing areas in the Amhara region.

Where it Grows