【Sesame oil】used as a therapeutic oil / Effects and Precautions
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What is Sesame oil?
Sesame oil has been used for fragrances and treatments in ancient Egypt and Ayurveda in India. It is also used in Chinese medicine such as "Shiunkou", and is said to have become edible in Japan since the Edo period.
It has anti-oxidant effect and activates fat burning enzyme, so it is also effective for anti-aging and losing weight support.
White sesame is the general raw material for sesame oil, but the aroma and taste differ depending on the extraction method and the roasting condition of the sesame.
【Roasted sesame oil】
The white sesame is roasted at a high temperature and then the oil is extracted, so it has a dark brown color.
It is the most used sesame oil in Japan and is characterized by its strong aroma and flavor.
【Low temperature roasted sesame oil】
An oil extracted by slowly roasting white sesame at a low temperature, giving it a transparent amber color.
It is characterized by a slightly sweet and gentle taste like nuts.
【White sesame oil】
An oil that is extracted without roasting sesame, and is almost colorless and transparent.
It has no peculiar taste and aroma, and is easy to use as a regular cooking oil.
【Black sesame oil】
Oil extracted from black sesame. The skin is harder than white sesame and it is difficult to extract oil, so it is rare and expensive.
It is more fragrant than the one using white sesame.
|Main fatty acids||Linoleic acid, oleic acid|
|Cooking||Heating for a short time is OK (Light stir fry)|
|Storage method||Storage method|
|Taste / Aroma / Texture||Depending on the type, thick, rich scent of sesame|
|Phytochemicals||Sesamin, sesamolin, sesaminol, sesamol|
Effects of Sesame oil
To support weight loss!
Sesamin, a phytochemical, has the function of activating enzymes that promote fat burning and also suppresses appetite. It is said that this is the reason why sesame oil is often used in greasy Chinese food. Therefore, sesame oil is recommended during weight loss and improvement of constitution.
For hangover measures with sesame lignan!
Sesame lignan is a general term for phytochemicals contained in sesame. Sesame lignan helps the liver work, so it is recommended for people who drink a lot of alcohol and who use a lot of medicines.
Anti-aging with sesame lignans!
Phytochemical sesame lignans also have excellent antioxidant properties. It suppresses excess active oxygen in the body and creates beautiful skin from inside the body.
How to use Sesame oil
There are 3 main types of sesame oil. Since each has a different flavor, I will introduce the recommended cooking method.
Roasted sesame oil
It is the most common sesame oil and has a strong color and aroma.
It goes well with Chinese and Korean food, and is recommended for finishing dishes and Namul!
Low temperature roasted sesame oil
Low-temperature roasted sesame oil, which has a gentle aroma, enhances the flavor of ingredients such as vegetables, so it is easy to use for slightly elegant dishes such as Japanese food and French food.
White sesame oil
Almost tasteless and odorless white sesame oil can be used in any genre of cooking and is easy to use for making sweets.
Also, white sesame oil is good for skin care.
Notes of Sesame oil
The most important thing to note about sesame oil is the manufacturing method. This is true for all oils, but if you want the benefits of sesame oil phytochemicals and other nutrients, be sure to choose Cold press or Press!
There are 100% sesame oil and blended oil in sesame oil, so be sure to choose 100% sesame oil!
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