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.
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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