Not only is sesame seed oil a useful condiment in the kitchen with natural antioxidants, it also has an array of health benefits. Sesame seed oil is rich in Vitamin E, which has been linked to the lowering of cholesterol levels by studies and as an antioxidant it breaks down harmful chemicals in the body too.
Sesame seed oil also has one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fat which are known for cell growth and development and our highly beneficial to the heart, polyunsaturated fat also is important in the prevention of illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis.
Sesame seed oil also contains Vitamin B6, which is an essential vitamin used to prevent anemia, fatigue and certain skin disorders.
The following minerals are also found in Sesame Seed oil:
- magnesium: supporting respiratory health,
- copper: relieving symptoms of arthritis,
- calcium: preventing PMS, migraine and osteoporosis,
- iron: preventing anemia and
- zinc: promoting bone health.
In recent years, sesame seed oil has caught the interest of Western diets, with many key benefits it can easily be used as a substitute for other oils while providing an array of benefits.