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  • La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame Oil


La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame Oil
500ml tin

Toasted Sesame Oil!

This golden brown toasted sesame oil adds a rich, nutty flavor to your vinaigrettes, stir-fry and BBQ marinades. Not overpowering, this oil adds just the right amount of toasty sesame punch. 

Sesame oil, also known as Gingelly Oil and Til Oil, is an ancient ingredient. The Assyrians used it as a cooking oil more than 2500 years ago. It was an expensive delicacy back then, and a hundred years later in Persia, it was still an oil only the rich could afford. 

Today, it's still used as a medicine in India, and oil pressed from raw sesame seeds is commonly used as a massage oil in Ayurvedic medicine. 

La Tourangelle has partnered with one of the oldest Japanese oil mills to bring you this toasted sesame oil, crafted in central Japan following traditional methods that are over 270 years old.  

The quality of Sesame Oil varies depending on the quality of the seeds, and the length and temperature of the toasting process. These sesame seeds are slowly roasted at low temperatures. 

La Tourangelle's Japanese partner uses only the freshest, highest quality seeds that they then painstakingly clean and slow toast to produce the best quality product, all the while maintaining the integrity of the oil and creating a unique and wonderful flavor. 

The result is a lighter-colored, more richly flavored oil with a subtle, toasted taste. 

Sesame seed oil is low in saturated fatty acid content and high in polyunsaturated fatty acid (about 40% omega 6 and 40% omega 9) content making it a very healthy oil - although best to keep it refrigerated once opened, as the high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids makes sesame oil somewhat delicate, with a medium smoke point of 275 degrees. 

Raw sesame oil has a much higher smoke point due to the high concentration of anti-oxidants, and raw is suitable for high-temperature cooking, where toasted sesame oil is used primarily as a flavor-adding ingredient to Asian and Indian dishes.