Toasted Sesame Oil
La Tourangelle handcrafts this Toasted Sesame Oil strictly following traditional methods because we believe artisan care is still the best way to retain all the flavors, nutrients and health benefits that nature provides. La Tourangelle believes the finest toasted sesame seed oil should be bold and complex but not overpowering. This is only achieved through carefully selecting the highest quality sesame seeds, which are lightly toasted, expeller-pressed, and gently filtered to perfection. The result is this golden-brown oil which adds rich, nutty flavor to your vinaigrette, stir-fry or BBQ marinade for authentic Asian cuisine.
Usage: Sesame Oil has long been the universal cooking medium in Asia, imparting the characteristic flavor to the foods of its regions. It is added as a flavor highlight to cooked dishes. The Japanese often add about 10% toasted Sesame Oil to the oil used for tempura or deep-frying, creating a rich, background flavor. It is perfect to flavor an Asian stir-fry, noodle dishes or as a marinade for meat or fish.
Health Benefits: Sesame Oil, also known as gingelly oil and til oil, is an ancient ingredient. The Assyrians used it as a cooking oil more than 600 years B.C. It was expensive, however, and a hundred years later in Persia only the rich could afford it. It is still used for medicinal purposes in India, and oil pressed from the raw seed is a massage oil in Ayurvedic medicine. Its low saturated fatty acid content and high unsaturated fatty acid content makes it a very healthy oil.
Heat: Medium heat
Taste: Extra bold
The traditions associated with the Chinese Lunar New Year are full of auspicious meanings. Following a set of customs passed down over generations, many families welcome health, wealth and good relationships for the coming year. Among many symbolic dishes, potstickers are served by the plateful and eaten with family. Whether steamed, fried or with any number of fillings, they symbolize prosperity and riches, as the dumplings themselves resemble gold ingots.See the Full Recipe »
Lo mein is a common dish in most Chinese cuisine and its long noodles are thought to represent longevity for Chinese New Year. This flavorful vegetarian recipe brings together a combination of mushrooms, red pepper, scallions and snow peas with our rich Toasted Sesame Oil. Easily enough for four people, this dish will be a delicious departure from your standard takeout.See the Full Recipe »
Gai lan, also known as Chinese Broccoli, is a favorite vegetable for celebrating the Lunar New Year. Since its vibrant, leafy greens symbolize wealth in the year ahead, all the more reason to eat your vegetables. Similar in flavor to regular broccoli, gai lan has a slightly bitter note which pairs wonderfully with the zesty accents of ginger, garlic and toasted sesame.See the Full Recipe »
Looking for a quick, easy and tasty recipe for Game Day? These sticky sesame chicken wings are packed with all the savory flavor notes that leave you licking your fingers after each bite. Toasted Sesame Oil provides a rich umami base for this hearty Asian-inspired appetizer.See the Full Recipe »
Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed
Part of the Plant Extract: Seed
Country of Origin: Japan or Mexico
Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum
Botanical Family: Pedaliaceae
Heat/Smoke Point: Medium
Oxidation Potential: Stable
Packaging: Tin can to protect from light which preserves the quality and freshness of the oil. Plastic tamper-evident seal and can are BPA-Free.
Organoleptic Appearance: Viscous Liquid
Organoleptic Color: Yellow to light brown
Organoleptic Aroma: Toasted sesame
Organoleptic Taste: Nutty
Fatty Acid Composition: C16:0 Palmitic Acid 5-20%
C16:1 Stearic Acid 3.5-7%
C18:1 Oleic Acid 35-50%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid 35-50%
Unsaponification Numbers: 186-195
SKU IDs: 40-05-TSO-0250-EA, 40-05-TSO-0500-EA
La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame oil is pure, all-natural and handcrafted from high-quality sesame seeds harvested from South America or Africa. The seeds are toasted and then expeller-pressed to extract the oil. This oil is filtered several times and then bottled. Our mill slowly roasts the sesame seeds using lower temperatures. The result is a deep amber, richly flavored oil with a subtle toasted taste.
Asian Sesame oil Dressing: 3/4 cup La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame oil, 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper. Whisk together all ingredients.
Basic Sesame Vinaigrette: Sesame Oil, rice vinegar, grated fresh ginger, and mustard is a delicious dressing for any combination of salad greens.
Sesame Sauce with Tofu: 1 tsp La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame oil, 1/4 cup tahini, 1 garlic clove chopped, juice of 1/2 lemon, salt. Whisk together all ingredients in a blender.
Sautéed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil: 2 tsp La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame oil, 1 tbs sesame seeds, 2 cloves garlic, minced, 2 tsp minced ginger,1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, tough stems removed, 2 teaspoons rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add sesame seeds, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve immediately.
Easy Fabulous Veggies: Drizzle La Tourangelle Toasted Sesame Oil on any greens especially: leafy greens (like salad, collards, kale…),
Avocado with Sesame Oil: Drizzle few drops of sesame oil on avocados, salt & pepper.
Drizzle on Grilled Fish: halibut, salmon, tilapia…
Store in a cool, dry place.
Opened: best used within 6 months.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Serving size 15mL|
|Calories from fat 130|
|Total Fat 14g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 2||10%|
|Trans Fat 0g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 6g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6g|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|