Toasted Sesame Oil
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, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine.
This delicious thick, rich oil from Japan is golden to dark brown in color and marvelously aromatic. The roasting process brings out the delicious taste of sesame that is crucial to oriental cooking and many contemporary fusion dishes. This versatile oil is a must have in any kitchen.
The oil from the nutrient rich seed is popular in alternative medicine – from traditional massages and treatments to the modern day. The traditional Indian medical practice of Ayurveda uses sesame oil to pacify stress related symptoms. Ongoing research also indicates that the rich presence of antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats in sesame oil could help control blood pressure.
The oil is popular in Asia and is also one of the earliest known crop-based oils, but world-wide mass modern production continues to be limited even today due to the inefficient manual harvesting process required to extract the oil. Seasons toasted sesame oil is ultra-premium in every aspect – from the huge, fragrant nose and aroma to the creamy tact this oil leaves on your palate.
Our customers love this oil with any raw fish (sushi/sashimi) or noodle heavy recipes. Try this drizzled atop grilled bok choy – an amazing compliment to the smokey, green bok-choy. Mix with the Honey Ginger White Balsamic for an amazing Asian-inspired vinaigrette.