Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds used as a cooking oil, it is used as a flavor enhancer in many cuisines.
In cold pressed extraction, only pressure is applied to the sesame seeds to extract the oil. At no stage is any heat applied in the process of extraction. This ensures that most of the nutrients in the oil are preserved during the extraction process and the resulting oil has the richest nutrient profile of all the varieties. This process takes more time than others but the oil produced is considered better.
Benefits of cooking:
Keeps the heart healthy, Prevents diabetes, has anti-carcinogenic properties, Protects against cell damage from radiation, Boosts bone health, Provides relief in rheumatoid arthritis, Improves intestinal health.
Hair,skin & Oral Care :
It is used to treat dandruff and dry scalp. It is very good as a deep conditioner for hair and revitalises hair that is damaged due to stress. Gingelly oil prevents hair loss as well.
Gingelly oil is extremely good as a skincare solution for various skin problems as well as for maintaining healthy skin. It penetrates the lower layers of the skin very easily and provides deep moisturising to the skin.
Traditionally, gingelly oil has long been used for oil pulling. Oil pulling is the act of swishing a mouthful of oil inside the mouth for a few minutes before spitting it out and rinsing. Oil pulling is generally done before brushing in the morning. It helps in reducing plaque in teeth and getting rid of bacteria and fungi in the oral cavity.