Niger(Nyjer) Seeds which comes from the Ramtili plant and scientifically known as Guizotiaabyssinica. Oil enriched, black and small Ingurgitated with oils. Organic Niger Seeds are mainly used to feed the birds and it also marginal used in India as jelly.The Niger plant is an erect, stout, branched annual herb, grown for its edible seeds and oil. Cultivation for the plant originated in the Ethiopian highlands, and has since spread from Malawi to India.
Niger is an agricultural crop imported primarily from India, Ethiopia, Nepal and Burma (Myanmar). In these countries, it is processed into both cooking and lighting oil.
Niger is a oily seed which makes it an excellent energy source for the birds that eat it.
Organic Niger seed is vulnerable to spoilage while in the feeder. It is advised to replace Niger seed every 3-4 weeks if it is not being actively eaten. Shake the feeder daily to help prevent clumping and mold.
Niger seed is one of the favorite seeds of goldfinches, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls and other small-billed seed-eating birds.
Niger is mostly grown in Africa, India and some other areas of southeast Asia. This seed is imported around the world as a popular type of birdseed