Virgin Sesame Oil is a superb, 100% pure, unrefined oil made by carefully pressing the highest quality Japanese white sesame seeds. The natural, low temperature process enables the seeds to retain their delicious, mild nutty flavor and an abundance of natural antioxidants that make this oil exceptionally stable. Valued for its healthy balance of fatty acids, unrefined, raw sesame oil is the supreme cooking oil. The ideal choice for daily use, Virgin Sesame Oil is easily digestible and is excellent for sautéing, braising, stir-frying and deep-frying (great for tempura), as well as in dips, dressings, and baked goods, as it can be heated to high tempatures, as it has a smoke point of 446°F degrees. Its mild flavor and subtle aroma will enhance and never overpower the natural flavors of any dish, and it can be substituted for butter for the perfect vegan dishes and desserts.
Besides its versatility in cooking, Macrobiotic and Ayurvedic teachers espouse the benefits of rubbing pure sesame oil into the skin. Also may be used for eye-treatments.