Sesame (sesamumindicum) meal contains 40% protein and 8% crude protein fiber. The protein isrich in arginine, leucine and methionine but low in lysine. Since the sesamemeal is deficient in lysine its combination with Soyabean meal appears to beuseful. Sesame meal has high calcium and phosphorus content but their availabilityis low because of higher phytate content in the hulls of the seed. The phyticacid reduces the availability of calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper etc. from thediet. Nevertheless, the meal can be included in poultry diets up to 15% incombination with other lysine rich oil cakes.