Sesame oil

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Sesame oil is a cold-pressed oil made from untoasted sesame seeds. Asian sesame oil, from China and Japan, is made from roasted seeds and has an amber color and a full, rich flavor. Its low smoking temperature makes it unsuitable for using alone for cooking; it is used almost exclusively as a seasoning.

For other types of oil, see chili, hazelnut, olive, peanut, vegetable, and walnut oils, and olive oil and vegetable cooking sprays.