Used in traditional Asian cooking for more than 4000 years, sesame oil is also prized by health-conscious consumers. Flora Sesame Oil is cold-pressed, differing from many other sesame oils that are prepared using chemical extraction methods. When refrigerated, Flora’s blend will partially solidify, which shows it has a high percentage of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids. A diet rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) is key, as they’re required by our bodies, but must be obtained from our diets.
When oil begins to smoke it starts to breakdown, the process is called thermal oxidation. The smoke indicates that carcinogens are being released into the air and free radicals are forming in the oil. Oil that begins to smoke should ideally be discarded and replaced with fresh oil for optimal health and taste. Beware of highly processed supermarket oils. They are made with a long shelf life in mind, rather than considerations of dietary health.
Know your fats!
Distinct and full flavored, ideally suited for marinades, stir-fries, dips, and traditional Asian cuisines or as an accent in your favorite salad. For optimum freshness, Keep refrigeratedand use within 4 months after opening.
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