Niger is an erect, stout, branched annual herb, grown for its edible oil and seed. Its cultivation originated in the Ethiopian highlands, and has spread to other parts of Ethiopia. Common names include noog/nug; niger, nyger, nyjer, or niger seed; ramtil or ramtilla; inga seed; and blackseed.
Niger seeds resemble sunflower seeds in shape, but are smaller in size and black. It bears a fairly thick, adherent seed coat and can be stored for up to a year without deterioration. Niger seed contains proteins, oil and soluble sugars. Niger seeds are used as bird feed worldwide. Commercial niger seed is grown in Africa, India and other areas of southeast Asia, and the seed is imported around the world as a popular type of birdseed.
Niger Seed is rich in oil, easy to digest, high in energy and protein making it ideal for supplementing your canaries/finches diet and to help keep them in peaked condition or during times of high nutritional needs.
It is ready for harvest within 3/4 months of planting, after its flowers have decay.
A large part is used for the extraction of its oil, while the rest is used for bird feeding and a small amount is used for human consumption as a snack or as a spice.
We offer top quality grade Niger for your birds.
Purity: 99% min
Foreing matters: 1% max
Damage: 3% max
Moisture: 4-6% max
Insect damage: 1% max
Hulled seeds: 2,5% max
Laminated polypropylene bags of 20kg, 50lb, or 25kg.
In big bags
Bulk in container
28 metric tons of bagged product per 40´HC
25 metric tons of bulk product per 40´HC
Minimum order quantity: 1 FCL
Nutricional information for Niger
Botanic name: Guizotia abyssinica
Origin: India, Etiopía, Myanmar y Nepal
Crude protein: 19,3%
Crude fat: 43,2%
Crude fiber: 14,3%
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