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September 19, 2022
You all know sesame seed oil for its strong and potent flavor. That deliciousness of toasted sesame oil adds a unique culinary flavour similar to herbs and spices. Here at Ostro Organics artisan oil mill, I cold-press the sesame seeds raw, meaning that I avoid roasting and therefore the oil is much lighter and settle in flavour. Cold-Pressed and raw black sesame seed oil is also much lighter, pale in colour. The cold-pressing process has many advantages, including maintain the oils quality benefits and powers.
There are three varieties of sesame seeds: black, white and red. The black seeds, which I use to press Black Sesame Oil, yield the highest quality oil, and are also best suited for medicinal purposes. These small seeds are densely packed with nutrients, including protein, lignans and fiber. Containing a high concentrations of vitamin E and multiple forms of B vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid. These black sesame seeds have been proven to be beneficial for promoting the overall health and development of several systems in the body.
The high medicinal value of sesame seeds and sesame seed oil can be found throughout historical documentation, having been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. In traditional Chinese medicine, sesame seed oil is known to promote lactation, aiding breast-feeding mothers. Many of these traditional ways of using raw black sesame seed oil have also been proven to work by western medicine.
Sesame seeds have also been used to alleviate the symptoms of menopause due to the lignans found in the seeds. Raw Black Sesame seed oil has been used extensively in parts of India, due to its many benefits as a healing oil. Studies that show its ability to clear plaque buildup from arteries have been circulating extensively during the past two years.
Ayurvedic physicians in Holland have recently experimented with raw black sesame oil, using the oil in the treatment of several chronic diseases, including Hepatitis.
Studies show many benefits of using black sesame seed oil such as it is as a potent antioxidant due to the lignin and sesamin found in cold-pressed and raw black sesame seed oil. Black Sesame Seed Oils crafted under especially low heat have also shown to possess natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anticancer properties due to the presence of the lignans.
The anti-parasitic abilities of sesame seed oil, especially in the removal of worms from the intestines, is also well known. Studies support that Black Sesame Oil may be used for aiding in digestion, stimulating blood circulation and benefiting the nervous system, amongst other health benefits.
Health benefits of Raw Black Sesame Seed Oil may include:
At Ostro Organics artisan oil mill I focus on offering the highest quality of cold-pressed, raw, unfiltered oils. Naturally occurring lignans and nutrient-coded fibers naturally remain in the unfiltered oil. Whenever you have the chance to purchase unfiltered raw black sesame seed oil, pick up a bottle and incorporate this gem of an oil into your daily diet.
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