Organic Sesame Oil Are you in search of a vegetable cooking oil that is simply scrumptious, works as a spice and flavor enhancer, yet is packed to the brim with health benefits and nutrients? Well, if your answer is yes, then you're in luck, as we are proud to introduce Nature's Flavors Organic Sesame Oil. Our sesame oil is pressed from nutrient-dense sesame seeds, which are exceptionally rich in iron, magnesium, copper, calcium, manganese, and vitamins B and E. With all these benefits packed into a convenient bottle, it is no wonder that sesame oil is one of the earliest known crop-based oil, retaining its extreme popularity for hundreds of years in all parts of Asia. Sesame is native to sub-Saharan Africa, being heavily cultivated during the Indus valley civilization. The benefits of consuming sesame oil are well-known in many Asian cultures-for instance, did you know that In Tamil literature and medicine, sesame oil has been mentioned as the "very good and healthy oil", whereas in the Far East, sesame oil is heavily used to prepare meals for women during postpartum confinement. At Nature's Flavors, we are very happy that this wonderful sesame oil is now available in America. Much research has been done on sesame oil, showing that it possesses antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. There is a study that indicates that sesame oil may play a role in inhibiting the growth of malignant melanomas, and taken regularly, may help in maintaining the balance between good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). This could be attributed to the high prevalence of phytosterols (sterols naturally found in plants) in sesame oil. There is even an experiment done where students who rinsed their mouths with sesame oil showed an 85% reduction in the bacteria that causes gingivitis. Women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of sesame oil, honey and sesame seeds to prolong youth and beauty, while Roman soldiers ate the same thing, believing it gave them strength and energy. Indians believe that sesame oil restores moisture to the skin, keeping it soft, flexible and young looking. No description of sesame oil would be complete without mention of sesamin, which is a lignan named after the sesame plant. Sesamin has been used as a dietary fat-reduction supplement and contains significant antioxidant and anticancer properties. Sesamin combined with poly-unsaturated fats found in sesame oil make it potentially very effective for controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try our Nature's Flavors Sesame Oil right now, for you will NOT regret it!!