Sesame oil (also known as gingelly oil or til oil) is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. Besides being used as a cooking oil in South India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and to a lesser extent Southeast Asian cuisine.
The oil from the nutrient rich seed is popular in alternative medicine - from traditional massages and treatments to the modern day. The traditional Indian medical practice of Ayurveda uses sesame oil to pacify stress related symptoms. Ongoing research also indicates that the rich presence of antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats in sesame oil could help control blood pressure.
The oil is popular in Asia and is also one of the earliest known crop-based oils, but world-wide mass modern production continues to be limited even today due to the inefficient manual harvesting process required to extract the oil.
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... Nutrition data - Toasted versus Raw Sesame Sesame seed kernels, toasted Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy 2,372 kJ (567 kcal) Carbohydrates 26.04 g - Sugars 0.48 g ... Sesame has one of the highest oil content of any seed, some varietals exceeding 50 percent oil content compared to soybean's 20 percent ... Sesame oil is one of the most stable vegetable oils, with long shelf life, because of the high level of natural antioxidants (sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol) ...
... Most spicy cold noodles are prepared with a slight touch of sesame oil to enhance the richness of its flavor ... be prepared by stir frying diced beef, julienned pickled cucumbers, and mushrooms in sesame oil, which is all mixed together with the cooked noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds ...
... Namul (나물) refers to steamed, marinated, or stir-fried vegetables usually seasoned with sesame oil, salt, vinegar, minced garlic, chopped green ... Description Kongnamul 콩나물 Cold boiled bean sprouts with sesame oil ... namul 시금치나물 Lightly parboiled spinach dressed with sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce ...
... Like the sesame seeds it is derived from, sesame oil may produce an allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis ... Approximately 1% of the population are allergic to sesame-derived food products ... Because of its laxative effects, sesame oil should not be used by people who have diarrhea ...
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