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Sesame Oil
A highly flavoured oil popular in Asian cuisine. The oil is extracted from sesame seeds that are both raw and roasted. The oil from roasted sesame seeds is darker than the oil extracted from the raw seed. The dark oil has a fuller, nuttier fragrance and flavour. Sesame oil is high in polyunsaturated fats, ranking fourth behind safflower, soybean and corn oil. Its average smoke point is 420 degrees F, making it excellent for frying.
Category: Oils and Fats
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy cold pressed sesame oil. Available from supermarkets and health food stores. Cloudiness and sediment are significant characteristics of the oil and not to be concerned with.
To Store:
Like other polyunsaturated oils, sesame oil is relatively volatile and should stored away from sunlight and heat in a cool, dark cupboard.
Tips & Tricks:
Cooking Tips:
Cook stir-fried Asian greens in sesame oil. Heat a wok with 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Add washed chopped greens to the wok and stir fry until they are slightly wilted but still crisp. Top with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

High Blood Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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