Health & Nutritional Benefits of Sesame Oil



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Whether it’s black or white, the sesame seed is a wonderful condiment for cuisines across the world. Cantonese cuisine uses sesame predominantly, including the tong sui soup. Sesame is the key ingredient in the Japanese uramaki and condiment called gomashio. Tempura is also fried using sesame oil as it holds up in high temperatures. Indian pickles also favour sesame oil for its flavour and its preservative qualities.


What most people don’t know about sesame is the absence of gluten in it, which makes it perfect for those with celiac disease. For grilled food and stir-fried dishes, the aroma of sesame oil will whet your appetite and improves the flavour of the dish. Similarly, drizzling sesame oil on salads or using it to marinate ingredients improves the overall quality and essence of the dish.



Adding a hint of sesame oil while cooking rice adds a glow to the rice and makes it juicier, brushing it on the surface of left-over dried fish before freezing prevents it from drying and keeps it fresher. You can also add it to chilled wheat noodles with a bit of soy sauce and seasoning to make a quick tasty dish.


When you’re not busy using this magical serum in the kitchen, it might interest you to know that Cleopatra’s beautiful skin is attributed to the use of sesame oil which was used in her perfume and cosmetics. Sesame also has the reputation of being an aphrodisiac. As a step towards immortality, Egyptians used sesame oil for mummification of Pharaohs.It is also believed to prevent greying of hair.


A study published in 2006 in the ‘Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine’ found that participants who consumed about 2.6 tablespoons of sesame oil daily lost a significant amount of weight — an average of 2.6 pounds in 45 days. If you’re trying to lose weight, it will help you to add sesame to your diet in the form of oil and seeds. Given its high caloric value, adding it to a reduced-calorie weight-loss meal plan in recommended portions will give you the best chance at weight-loss success.

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