Cooking Oil Facts: Sesame Oil
Sesame oil (also known as gingelly oil and til oil) derives from the sesame seeds. It is a common flavor enhancer in Asian cuisine. It is a popular massage oil in India. There are two types of sesame oil: one is light and very mild and the other is dark (pressed from toasted sesame seeds). Refined sesame oil is very light. As a massage oil, the dark sesame oil is amazing. Among the most impressive benefits are to the skin and hair. It also improves the shape of the breast, heal gout, arthritis and increase vitality.
Cooking With Sesame Oil
Sesame oil has a boiling point of 177 degree C and 232 degrees C for both unrefined and semi-refined sesame oil respectively. This oil will keep for a long time, without going rancid.
Nutrition and Facts
Sesame oil is rich in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats. It is composed of the following fatty acids: palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic, eicosenoic. It is a good source of vitamin E. It contains magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B6.
Sesame oil has unique properties that will allow it to keep at room temperature. This oil is a healthy oil as it considered a natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory agent. Research has shown that sesame oil is useful for unblocking arteries. It can also treat several diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis, diabetes and migraines. It should be noted that sesame oil has a laxative effect and as such should not be used by anyone who have diarrhea.
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