Our Company and History

Semillas Universales, S.A. was established in 1978 and has since focused in exporting both natural and hulled sesame from Guatemala. Through nonstop improvement, expansion and innovation the company has withstood the tests of time and is currently the single largest exporter of sesame seed in the Western Hemisphere. Our high quality products, consistency, reliability and strict food quality standards make us leaders in a challenging and changing market.

Company Policy

We are a leading, profitable, constantly growing company; we are dedicated to the transformation and commercialization of sesame seeds, as raw material for the food industry. Our commitment is to maintain a continuous improvement in internal processes, attention and communication of requirements to satisfy our customers, collaborators and shareholders. We guarantee safe quality products, through constant training of our staff, application of BPM, risk prevention and compliance with the rules and laws of the food industry.

Our Sesame Seed

Our top quality seed with its slightly sweet, nutty flavor and rich oil content has become an essential ingredient in cuisines across the globe.     With almost 40 years of experience, our hi-tech facilities and state-of-the-art machinery allow us to offer the best quality and purity levels in sesame seed.

“The purchase of our product is a guarantee of high quality and excellence.”

Our product line

Natural Sesame Seed

Hulled Sesame Seed


Our Facilities

Semillas Universales, S.A; works continuously under strict quality standards, ensuring food safety. Our commitment and primary effort is to exceed the expectations of our customers and satisfy their requirements.


  • ISO FSSC 22000 =  GFSI
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Kosher Certificate
  • Halal Certificate
  • MAGA Certificate
  • HACCP Certificate
  • FDA inspected and approved


Our Vision

To maintain our leadership position in the Americas and continuosly create new growth and value - adding opportunities for our business. 

Our Mission

To produce healthy and safe food products while providing quality and premium products for our consumers. Building on our reputation, we will continue growing our ties with our customers to ensure their satisfaction and guarantee our long-term success.

Export Destinations

Our Sourcing Locations in America