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Sesame oil (also known as gingelly oil or til oil) is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. Besides being used as a cooking oil in South India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Chinese, Korean, and to a lesser extent Southeast Asian cuisine.
Small amounts of sesame oil impact a rich and nutty flavor that greatly enhances dishes.
Despite sesame oil's high proportion (41%) of polyunsaturated (Omega-6) fatty acids, it is least prone, among cooking oils with high smoke points, to turn rancid when kept in the open. This is due to the natural antioxidants present in the oil.
Light sesame 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 meats or vegetables, or for the making of an omelette.
Most in Asia use Roasted Sesame Oil for seasoning, particularly in East Asian cuisine.
Sesame oil is usually found in the asian section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Sesame oil is a member of the Fats and Oils USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Sesame oil|
|en français:||huile de sésame|
|en español:||aceite de sésamo|
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