Sesame Oil

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Sesame oil is full of antioxidants. Along with vitamin E and phytosterols, it contains lignans, sesamol, and sesaminol. These compounds help fight free radicals in your body, which may reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. Sesame oil has a balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids

In fact, it may lower your cholesterol levels when used in place of oils high in saturated fats. A 1-month study in 48 adults found those who consumed 4 tablespoons (59 ml) of sesame oil daily had greater reductions in LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides, compared with those who consumed olive oil

Flavor. Sesame oils are highly flavorful and are used in small quantities in stir-fry and other Asian dishes for their distinct taste. Conversely, vegetable oils of any blend are mild enough for baking or sauteing without adding extra flavor to the dishes.

When taken by mouth: Sesame is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. Sesame is POSSIBLY SAFE when the oil is taken by mouth as a medicine, short-term. Sesame might cause allergic reactions in some people.