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The tiny seeds of sesame have been known as a source of food oil for over 4,000 years in many Asian countries. Unfortunately, in industrialized countries, Sesame Oil is mostly produced in vast quantities in what is called a chemical extraction method, using hexane, bleaching, refining, and deodorizing, which results in a bland and tasteless oil. In contrast, Flora Sesame Oil is a truly cold-pressed oil, pressed at temperatures below 45¡C yielding just a few quarts per hour. Their atmosphere control system keeps the oil free from exposure to light and oxygen. Unfiltered, retaining all the nutrients, and bottled in amber glass, this delicate oil is the purest you can find. Sesame seeds contain the natural preservatives known as sesamol and sasamolin. When refrigerated, Flora Sesame Oil will partially solidify, which shows that it has a high percentage of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids. This makes Sesame Oil more stable with a longer shelf life.
Serving Size: 1 tbsp (15ml)
Serving Per Container16
|Amount Per Serving||%DV*|
|Total Fat||14 g||18%|
|Saturated Fat||2 g||10%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||6 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g||0%|
|ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS|
|Omega-3 (Alpha-Linolenic)||0 g|
|Omega-6 (Linoleic)||6 g|
|Omega-9 (Oleic)||5 g|
Not a significant source of cholesterol, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, vitamin D, calcium iron and potassium.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
Ingredients: Organic sesame oil. Nitrogen-flushed to maintain freshness.
Suggested Use:Flora's Sesame oil can be used for stir-frying and sauting. It also add a delicious light flavor to salad dressing. For optimum freshness, Keep refrigerated and use within 4 months after opening. Security sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is missing or damaged.
I love this oil for it's health benefits and it's safe production. It is clean and clear and packaged in dark glass with a metal lid. As far as flavor, it is very mild, which may be exactly what some people want. As for me, I like a stronger sesame flavor on my salads. Good product.