Sesame Oil

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

sesame oil

[′ses·ə·mē ‚ȯil]
A combustible, yellow, optically active, semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds; soluble in ether, benzene, and carbon disulfide, slightly soluble in alcohol; melts at 20-25°C; used in edible food products, such as shortenings, salad oils, and margarine. Also known as benne oil; gingelly oil; teel oil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sesame Oil


a vegetable oil obtained from seeds of the sesame plant (Sesamum indicum). Sesame oil is almost odorless and has a pleasant flavor. The acid content is 4–6 percent stearic, 7–8 percent palmitic, about 0.1 percent myristic, up to 1.0 percent arachidic, 35–48 percent oleic, 37–48 percent linoleic, and up to 0.5 percent hexadecenic. The solidification temperature of the oil is from –3° to –7°C. The kinematic body is (133-207) 10–6m2/sec, and the iodine number is 103–117. Sesame oil has been found to contain sesamol (a methyl ether of hydroxyhydroqui-none), which accounts for the great stability of the oil upon storage.

Sesame oil is used like other vegetable oils as a food product; however, it contains no vitamin A and little vitamin E. The oil is used in the production of candy and canned goods, as well as for industrial purposes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The sesame oil gave biodiesel yield of 96.97%, 98.78%, 89.13% for NaOH and 94.13%, 96.34%, 91.19% for KOH under 0.5%, 1%, 1.5% concentrations respectively (Table 2 and 3).
According to our latest research study, "Indian Sesame Oil Industry Outlook 2022", the sesame oil market is dependent upon factors namely production, consumption and international trade.
Sesame oil can be extracted by various procedures, depending on the materials and equipment available.
In the past two decades, various analytical techniques combined or not with chemometric methods have been established for the verification of sesame oil authenticity.
Sesame oil is a very rich oil acids monounsaturated and polyunsaturated representing Gras according to the FDA (2016) nearly 81.4% of Fatty Acids, against 14.2% Saturated Fat Acids [13].
"In addition to the clinical trial results reviewed in this article, preclinical studies have also shown that sesame oil is very effective in preventing atherosclerosis," said Journal of Medicinal Food Editor-in-Chief Sampath Parthasarathy, MBA, PhD, Florida Hospital Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences and Interim Associate Dean, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida.
(10-12) The synergistic effect between sesame oil and antidiabetic drugs was also demonstrated by Sankar et al.
Meanwhile, many of sesame oil cans, which were carried in the lorry, were spilled at the road during the collision.
I was frequently lured from my studies by the smell of sweet smoke from a Korean barbecue, with its hints of ginger, garlic and nutty notes of sesame oil.
Whisk the peanut butter, vinegar, 2 tablespoons each water and soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, the carrots and half of the jalapeno in a large bowl.
Drizzle of sesame oil Handful sesame seeds Spring onions, chopped