Why Cold Pressed Sesame Oil?
- When Oils are heated, their molecular structure is compromised, creating carcinogenic free radicals. Oils that are heated, when ingested, can contribute to cardiovascular disease and difficulty of the blood to efficiently transport oxygen due to arteriosclerosis.
- Ingestion of heated oils can also contribute to acne and foul body odor.
- Truly cold-pressed oils will maintain their nutrient profile, their fats will remain uncorrupted, they taste amazing and they last long, as the oils have not been heated so are less likely to go rancid quickly.
- In Tamil, it is Nal Ennai and in North India, this oil is called til ka tel or til oil.
Making of Cold Pressed Sesame Oil:
- Fresh Sesame Seeds are Cleaned and then Sun dried. This drying process, however, seems to be important to the resulting taste and quality of the oil.
- These dried Sesame Seeds are then placed into a Wood Press (Marachekku) and pressed with Palm Jaggery ( Panai Karuppatti ).
- This pressing yields oil with proteins.
- These Oils are allowed to “Settle” in settling tanks for 4 days.
- Oil is filtered & Packed, with No Refinement Process & No Preservatives added.
Benefits Of Sesame Oil
Cold Pressed Sesame Oil For Skin:
Sesame Oil contains an antioxidant named sesamol (National center for biotechnology information – sesamol) which has huge potential as an anti-aging cream because it helps in keeping the skin cells rejuvenated and healthy.
Our ancestors somehow knew about the anti-bacterial benefits of sesame oil and hence it was used for a massage before sleeping which will protect the skin from any kinds of infections.
Cold Pressed Sesame Oil For Food:
Cold Pressed Sesame oil has recently taken center stage as one of the best oils to eat for both health and flavor.
Cold Pressed Sesame oil is well known for being a great source of both mono and polyunsaturated fats, which reduce your risk of heart disease and lower your blood pressure.
The days of fat fear are well behind us but knowing which fats to eat more of is still important, and sesame oil is definitely on the “healthy” side of the debate.
Sesame seeds are also a great source of vitamins and minerals. Depending on whether you choose unrefined, refined, or toasted sesame oil for cooking, the nutritional potency will vary. You can expect to get at least some of the following nutrients:
Vitamins: B vitamins are great for providing you with energy and vitamin E is good for your skin
Minerals: iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus are all available in good supply, but zinc and copper are the real powerhouses. They’re both good for your red blood cells, blood circulation, and metabolism. Zinc also helps with collagen production and immune function, and copper is also an anti-inflammatory agent.
Antioxidants: these nutrients fight off free radicals that cause inflammation, cancer, aging, and diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.