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Exotic Ingredients : Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

Sesame is a crop found in tropical areas of Asia, Africa, and South America. Sesame oil is

extracted from sesame seeds. It has a lower smoking point. Sesame oil imparts its smoky

flavors to the food. It is high in mono and polyunsaturated fats and has a profile similar to olive oil which reduces the risk of heart disease and lowers your blood pressure. Sesame seeds are a good source of vitamins and minerals. They have high antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Sesame oil can be used in salad dressings, dips, marinades, stir-fry, and baking.

Sesame oil is a fat so consuming it in high amounts is not advisable. Sesame oil comes in various forms such as Spicy sesame oil, Roasted sesame oil. Roasted sesame oil has a nutty flavor.

Sesame oil can be stored in a refrigerator for 6 months. It goes rancid if it is left outside.

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