Made from sesame seeds, the oil extract is pale yellow in colour and is used in several personal care and cosmetic products worldwide. Derived from sesame seeds, this is a widely used vegetable oil in South India. With a nutty aroma, it is also used as a flavouring agent in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian cuisines. It is a popular alternative medicine that is abundant in nutrients.
Sesame seed oil contains important fatty acids such as linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic acids. It is also rich in vitamins E and K. The crop is drought-tolerant and the oil is considered as one of the oldest processed condiments. It was the Indus valley civilization’s main crop.
The oil extract is a storehouse of antioxidants and has the ability to keep the skin healthy.