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Niger Seeds and Its Uses

By Vinod Kumar Jain Subscribe to RSS | December 14th 2011 | Views:
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In autumn season how would you feel when your backyard is full of birds chirping in synchronization and creating their own rhythm. Why only in autumn in every season flock of bird can make your day happy and loveable. Attracting birds in backyard or park is not possible if there is nothing of their taste. Seeds are one of the greater attractions for every kind of birds. Do not trouble yourself a lot in choosing a different kind of seedlings that different birds like to peck. However, Niger seed is best food you can use to attract flocks of wild birds into your backyard.

What is Niger seed?

Niger seed is an oil seedling. You can buy Niger seed in India and many other countries. Niger is a seed from Guizotia Abyssinica plant, which is a kind of an herb and widely grown in Africa and India. This herb is grown especially for its seeds. Niger seeds in India and other countries are not only grown for attracting birds through its seedlings, but also they are used for extracting edible oil. These seeds are rich in protein and other nutritional values; hence they supply lots of energy to the birds. Niger seed is also known as Inga, Ramtil, Black seed, etc. Incorrectly, Niger seeds are also called as thistle, in order to take benefit of penchant of finch birds towards thistle seeds. However, it is incorrect as plants of Niger seeds are not thistle.

Why Niger seeds?

As I said earlier Niger seed has protein and nutritional values and because of this it is favorite food of birds. People who want to see lots of wild birds in their backyard or park uses these seeds for attracting birds. To attract birds, people mix Niger seeds with sunflower seeds and serve it to birds. Apart from food for birds, these seeds are source of edible oil for people in India, Ethiopia and many other parts of Africa but its main purpose is served as food for birds. It has commercial value and poultry of these seeds are growing every day due to is money value. Niger seeds are a bit costly because of their wonderful quality and hence can be served after mixing with sunflower seeds.

How to serve Niger seeds?

As compared to other seeds, Niger seeds are soft and fine hence you should make sure that you are using a right system to serve this seeds to birds. Ordinary feeder may not work with Niger seeds. It requires mesh designed feeder to hold the seedling. Make sure the feeder has many perches, and that can erect out in a garden so flocks of finches or other wild birds would enjoy this rich food and keep your garden or backyard lively with their chirping.

Vinod Kumar Jain - About Author:
Vinod Kumar Jain Agro Exim Pvt. Ltd. is a recognized Niger seeds exporter in India since 1995. Besides dealing with Niger seeds, the company also exports Sunflower seeds, Sesame seeds, Basil seeds and many more which are used for oil extraction as well as bird feeding and for medicinal purposes.

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