Toasted sesame oil is generally used in Chinese cooking as a seasoning. Many westerners mistakenly use it as a cooking oil, and it does work, but has a relatively low smoke point (180 degrees centigrade, which is about the same as butter). If you do intend to cook with sesame oil, we recommend the non-toasted version.
Add to stir-fries to impart flavour. You can also use it in salads, like you would olive oil. Sesame oil is high in essential fatty acids, particularly omega-6 and 9.
Add as a seasoning towards the end of Chinese cooking. Toasted sesame oil imparts a strong, distinctive flavour that is very noticeably Chinese.
Do not add the sesame oil too early, otherwise some of the flavours will get cooked-out.
Healthy Supplies: The UK's Top Online Health Food Store
At Healthy Supplies, we stock the widest range of organic and eco-friendly food, drink and lifestyle products online. Our selection includes free-from, vegan and gluten-free foods and you can make massive savings with our economy sized bulk packs. We’re committed to enhancing the overall health and wellbeing of our customers. That’s why, on top of health foods, we offer sports nutrition, eco-friendly home and ethical beauty products.
Healthy Supplies is an online health food & health products store based out of Sussex, England. We offer free UK delivery on all orders over £39, and international delivery is also available for our overseas customers.