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Sesame Oil

  1. Lucy Sun Hwang

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047167849X.bio031

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

How to Cite

Hwang, L. S. 2005. Sesame Oil. Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products. 2:12.

Author Information

  1. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

Abstract

Sesame seed has higher oil content (around 50%) than most of the known oilseeds although its production is far less than the major oilseeds such as soybean or rapeseed due to labor-intensive harvesting of the seeds. Sesame oil is generally regarded as a high-priced and high-quality oil. It is one of the most stable edible oil despite its high degree of unsaturation. The presence of lignan type of natural antioxidants accounts for both the superior stability of sesame oil and the beneficial physiological effects of sesame.

Keywords:

  • sesame oil;
  • sesame seed;
  • sesame lignans;
  • vitamin E;
  • antioxidant