NISARG AGRO PRODUCTS COLD PRESSED SESAME OIL PLUS HEALTH BENEFITS
Cold pressed sesame is a good source of vitamin E, containing 11.8 gm of the vitamin for every 100 gm of the oil. Vitamin E gives sesame Oil its antioxidant property. It also a high concentration of fatty acids, including polyunsaturated Omega-9 fatty acids. Other constituents of cold-pressed Sesame Oil include Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron & Vitamin B-6. Zinc contributes to healthy bones, Copper is good for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, Calcium is essential for the prevention of Osteoporosis, Migraine & Colon Cancer & Magnesium contributes to respiratory health.
The high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids in Cold Pressed Sesame Oil makes it useful in the control of hypertension. These fatty acids are not the only constituents of the oil helpful in reducing blood pressure. One of the natural preservatives present in the Cold Pressed Sesame Oil, Sesamin, is lignin shown to lower blood pressure. Furthermore, Sesamin inhibits the production & absorption of cholesterol & therefore, contributes to overall cardiac health.
Cold pressed Sesame Oil is known in Ayurvedic practice as the healing Oil. When applied topically to the skin or hair, its antibacterial, antiviral & anti-inflammatory properties provide protective, nourishing & detoxifying effects on stressed & damaged skin. The high concentration of Omega-6 fatty acids in Cold pressed Sesame Oil makes it a moisturizing & an ideal massage oil. Sesame Oil also rejuvenates the skin & prevents premature aging. It is especially useful for dry & damaged sins as well as in the treatment of sunburn, skin allergies, chemical burns, eczema, rosacea, dry hair & dandruff. It also provides a benefit for patients undergoing chemotherapy & those sensitive to swimming pool chlorine.
Cold pressed Sesame Oil keeps the longest among cooking oils with high smoke points. This is due to preservative actions of sesamin & sesamol naturally present in it. These preservatives make it possible to keep sesame Oil from going rancid even while it is stored in the open. Cold pressed Sesame Oil has a higher smoke point & can be used for deep-frying. Even then it should be heated carefully to preserves its mild, nutty flavour & maintain its concentration of Vitamin E & unsaturated fatty acids.