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Sesame Oil

Also Known As : Til oil, benne oil, Gingelly Oil
Technical Name : Sesamum indicum


Taste Profile

Sesame oil has nutty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Sesame oil can be used to prepare pickles.
  2. It can be used for deep-frying and stir-frying.
  3. It is also great for tempering dishes too.
  4. It is used as a salad oil.

Common names and forms

  1. Cold Pressed Unrefined Sesame Oil
  2. Edible vegetable oil(Sesame)
  3. Filtered Sesame Oil
  4. Gingelly Oil
  5. gingelly oil/ TIL oil
  6. High Quality Sesame Oil
  7. Organic Cold Pressed Sesame Oil
  8. Organic Sesame (Til) Oil
  9. Organic Sesame Oil
  10. Thill Oil
  11. Til Oil
  12. Toasted Sesame Oil


Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil with distinctive nutty aroma that is derived from the seeds of the flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. It is pale yellow in color with a pleasant grain-like odor. It is considered as a cooking oil and is widely used in South Indian cooking. It is also considered as a flavour enhancer. Sesame oil can also be used in Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese, Southeast Asian dishes and also middle eastern cuisines.

Health benefits

  • Massaging sesame oil helps in preventing graying of hair.(1)
  • It is loaded with zinc and copper that helps in the production of red blood cells and improves blood circulation.(1)
  • It helps to reduce arthritis pain and swelling of joints.(1)
  • Sesame oil helps in lowering blood pressure.(1)
  • It helps to fight stress and depression.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for light golden colour sesame oil. Avoid if there is any discoloration, cloudiness or granulation.


Sesame oil might cause weight gain, colon cancer, appendix infection and skin rashes.(2)

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