Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame seed oil is also known as gingili oil or till oil, which is an edible vegetable oil with yellow color derived from sesame seeds. It is used in salad oils, as margarine, shortenings and a wide range of other food products. Besides, it is used as cooking oil in South India, a flavor enhancer in Chinese, Korean. Sesame seed oil is also popular as carrier oil found in aromatherapy, skin care and massage oils. You can even find sesame seed oils in cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, lotions and also suntan lotions.

Referred to as benne in China, it is one of the most wide used oils available for cooking. Used for over 5000 years, the Chinese would utilize the oil in cooking only by dripping or sprinkling a little bit on soups or dishes which would release a beautiful fragrance and flavor to even the most dullest dishes.

China was not the only famous culture that utilized sesame seed oil. It has been used extensively in India as healing oil. In fact Egyptians were also known to use sesame seeds by grounding the seeds to create flower. Romans also made this popular by mixing sesame seeds with honey for increased strength during battles and wars.

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Sesame seed oil has a high smoke point and is suitable for deep-frying, while heavy (dark) sesame oil (from roasted sesame seeds) has a slightly lower smoke point and is unsuitable for deep-frying. Instead it can be used for the stir-frying of meat or vegetables. Most in Asia use roasted sesame oil for seasoning, particularly in East Asian cuisine.

Sesame seed oil is reputed to penetrate the skin easily, and is used in India for oil massage. In Maharashtra, Sesame oil is specially used for massaging the foot.

Food Manufacture
Sesame oil is used in the manufacture of pickles. Refined sesame oil is used to make margarine in Western countries.

Hair Treatment
Use sesame oil to the hair is said to result in darker hair. It may be used for hair and scalp massage. It is believed to reduce the heat the body and helps in preventing hair loss.

The presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids in foods is detrimental but with this oil you have the ability to balance your high blood pressure. Using a little bit of sesame oil can also help you combat hypertension, thus eliminating the need for high quantities of synthetic medicines.