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Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. The oil is one of the oldest known crop-based oils. Global mass modern production is limited due to the inefficient manual harvesting process required to extract the oil. As cooking oil, oil from raw seeds is used, which may or may not be cold-pressed. The oil made from toasted seeds is used for its characteristic nutty aroma and flavor, although it may be unsuitable for frying, resulting in a burnt and bitter taste.

The main nutrient that sesame oil contains in significant amounts is vitamin K, which provides 17% of the Daily Value per 100 grams (ml) consumed providing 884 calories (table).

In terms of fat, sesame oil is roughly equal in monounsaturated fat (oleic acid, 40% of the total) and polyunsaturated fat (linoleic acid, 42% of the total), together accounting for 80% of the total fat content (table). The remaining oil content is mainly palmitic acid, a saturated fat (about 9% of the total, USDA table).



-Sesame oil prepared from unroasted seeds is a pale yellow liquid with a pleasant grainy odor and somewhat dry taste, and is used with great success in frying as a frying oil.

-Sesame oil made from pressed and toasted sesame seeds is amber and aromatic and is used as a flavoring agent in the final stages of cooking.

Despite sesame oil's high proportion (41%) of polyunsaturated (omega-6) fatty acids, it is the least prone, among cooking oils with high smoke points, to go rancid when stored outdoors. This is due to the natural antioxidants, such as sesamol, present in the oil.

Light sesame oil has a high smoke point and is suitable for frying. Toasted sesame oil is not suitable, but it can be used to stir-fry meats and vegetables, for sautéing and to make omelettes.

Sesame oil is most popular in mainland Asia, especially in East Asia and in the South Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, where its widespread use is similar to that of olive oil in the Mediterranean.

East Asian cuisines often use roasted sesame oil for seasoning when cooking or at the table.
The Chinese use sesame oil in cooking.
In Japan, rāyu is a paste made from chili-sesame oil seasoning and used as a spicy coating on various foods or mixed with vinegar and soy sauce and used as a dip.
In South India, before the advent of modern refined oils produced on a large scale, sesame oil was traditionally used for curries and sauces. It continues to be used, particularly in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, mixed with foods that are hot and spicy, as it neutralizes heat. as well as rice mixed with spice powders (such as paruppu podi).
Religious uses

In Mantaism, sesame oil anointing, called misha (ࡌࡉࡔࡀ) in Mantaic, is used during rituals such as masbuta (baptism) and masiqta (death mass), both of which are performed by Manta priests.

Industrial uses
In industry, sesame oil can be used as:

a solvent in injectable drugs or intravenous drip solutions
a cosmetic carrier oil
a coating for stored grain to prevent roach attacks. The oil also has synergistic effects with certain insecticides.
The low grade oil is used locally in soaps, paints, lubricants and lamps.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 3,699 kJ (884 kcal)
0.00 g
100.00 g
Saturated 14,200 g
Monounsaturated 39,700 g
Polyunsaturated 41,700 g
0.00 g
Vitamins Quantity
Vitamin C
0.0 mg
Vitamin E
1.40 mg
Vitamin K
13.6 µg
Minerals Quantity
0 mg
0.00 mg
0 mg
0 mg
0 mg
0 mg

Sesame oil is composed of the following fatty acids: linoleic acid (41% of total), oleic acid (39%), palmitic acid (8%), stearic acid (5%) and others in small amounts.[2]

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