Fry with light and dark sesame oil
Sesame oil can be made from roasted or unroasted sesame seeds. The main difference between the two variants is their taste:
- Light sesame oil is more common and is made from unroasted sesame seeds. It has a fairly mild flavor and is particularly suitable for first attempts at cooking with the alternative oil.
- Black sesame oil, on the other hand, is made from roasted sesame seeds. It has a much stronger flavor with a pungent sesame flavor. Black sesame oil is mostly found in Asian grocery stores. By the way: You can use toasted sesame in cooking in many other occasions.
- Sesame oil has a long shelf life and can still be used after a year without any problem.
This is important when frying with sesame oil
If you want to try sesame oil for frying now, you should keep the following in mind:
- Dark sesame oil is less heat resistant than the light alternative. Therefore, for frying or frying, you should only use the oil made from unroasted sesame.
- It is best to combine sesame oil with neutral rapeseed oil when frying.
- However, you can easily add the most intense oil last to refine your dishes.
- In addition to frying, you can also use sesame oil in salad dressings, depending on your preference, a milder or more intense flavor.
Health benefits of sesame oil
Sesame oil not only impresses with its special taste, but also makes convincing arguments for your health.
- Sesame oil contains almost exclusively polyunsaturated linoleic acid.
- This has a positive effect on your body: it strengthens the heart, lowers high cholesterol levels and prevents age-related diseases.
- The contained antioxidants also protect the cells of your body and your health.