Sesame oil which is extracted from the raw sesame seeds is found to be one of the earliest oils used by mankind. Sesame oil is mainly composed of fatty acids such as
Monounsaturated fatty acid - 39% oleic acid,
Polyunsaturated fatty acid - 41% linoleic acid,
Saturated fatty acid - 8% palmitic acid and 5% stearic acid
Other than fatty acids, Sesame oil is having the phenolic compounds such as
In addition to this , Vitamin-K is the only essential nutrient found in sesame oil ,providing 17% of the daily nutritional value per 100 mL.
Potential benefits of sesame oil:
Besides its uses in cooking, sesame oil is widely used for its medicinal and cosmetic value.
1. Improves cardiac health:
Many research shows that a diet rich in unsaturated fats is good for heart health. Sesame oil comprises nearly 80% of unsaturated fatty acids primarily the omega 6 fatty acid. Omega 6 fatty acid has the property to prevent heart disease by slowing down the plaque deposition in arteries.
2. Reduces cholesterol:
Natural sesame oil when used in place of any saturated oils in our diet is likely to reduce the LDL(bad cholesterol) cholesterol and improves HDL cholesterol.
3. Acts as Antioxidant:
Sesamol and sesaminol are the two antioxidants having wonderful health effects that are present in the sesame oil. These antioxidants help reduce the cell damage and inflammation caused by the free radicals upon its accumulation on the cell.

4.Improves Oral Health:
In Ayurveda, organic sesame oil is highly recommended for oil pulling because of its antimicrobial nature. Oil pulling is, put a small amount of oil into your mouth and gargle for around 10 minutes and spit it out. The fat in the oil traps all the bacteria. This helps you to keep your teeth healthy, whiter and plaque free. It is recommended to do oil pulling once in a day , preferably in the morning for effective results. By this process, oral health can be maintained in a natural way .
5. Nourishes hair:
Pure sesame oil is used to condition hair from ages as it reduces the hair fall. Antimicrobial property of sesame oil makes it effective against dandruff. Massaging the scalp and hair with a generous amount of cold pressed sesame oil will nourish the hair roots which in turn keeps the hair strong, healthy and shiny.
6. Skin care:
Vitamin -E found in the sesame oil helps in protecting the skin cells from the damages caused by UV rays, pollution and toxins. Several essential fatty acids found in sesame oil acts as effective moisturizers which keeps the skin soft, supple and hydrated..
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Author's Bio: 

Hello, This is Madhumitha for AGS Arogiyam food products. I am the chief executive of this concern. We are exporting two types of edible oils such as groundnut and sesame oil, basmati, non-basmati rice varieties, spices such as cardamom & pepper, cashew nuts, groundnuts and sesame seeds in bulk quantity with excellent quality.