Sesame Seed Oil is the oil extracted from its seeds. It is a commonly used ingredient in numerous dishes that vary by region. There are many different grades of sesame oil, though it is best known for its nutty-flavored lighter grades. It's a golden color and higher burning point make it superior to many other oils in certain uses. Sesame oil is one of the oldest oils used for both cooking and lighting in India, dating back at least 3,000 years.
Sesame Seed oil with its unmistakable nutty aroma has been used for thousands of years in Asian cuisine. The taste is not as pungent as peanut oil but slightly sweeter and more delicate in flavor. The darker the color, the more fragrant the sesame oil. It has been shown to help lower cholesterol and promote heart health.
Surging demand for Sesame Seed oils during the last decade has spurred a production boom of Sesame Seed oils in India.