Sesame oil is one of the earliest known crop-based oils, besides being used as cooking oil it is often used as flavor enhancer in another country. It is also known as queen of oils with its healing anti fungal, antiviral, healing and medicinal properties. Sesame oil is full of antioxidants. Along with vitamin E and phytosterols, it contains lignans, sesamol, and sesaminol. These compounds help fight free radicals in your body, which may reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. Sesame oil has a balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids.
Sesame Oil comes from the pressed seeds of the sesame plant. It is used as a primary cooking oil as well as a flavor enhancer in combination with other cooking oils. It has a unique, rich nutty flavor that is well-loved all over the world.
- Sesame oil, also known as gingelly or til oil, is obtained from sesame seeds. It plays a prominent role in Asian cuisine and also alternative medicine.
- Our Sesame oil has been expressed from sesame seeds by simply crushing providing cold-pressed sesame oil. The cold-pressed sesame oil is pale yellow in color.
- Apart from the mild, nutty flavor of cold-pressed sesame oil, it contains a higher proportion of fatty acids than sesame oil obtained from heated seeds. In addition, the sesamolin content of cold-pressed sesame oil protects it from oxidation and, therefore, increases its shelf-life.
- Cold-pressed sesame oil is a good source of vitamin E, containing 11.8 mg of the vitamin for every 100 g of the oil. Vitamin E gives sesame oil its antioxidant property.
- It also has a high concentration of fatty acids, including polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids.
- Other constituents of cold-pressed sesame oil include zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium and iron as well as vitamin B-6. Zinc contributes to healthy bones; copper is good for the management of rheumatoid arthritis; calcium is essential for the prevention of osteoporosis, migraine and colon cancer; and magnesium contributes to respiratory health.
- The high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids in cold-pressed sesame oil makes it useful in the control of hypertension.