Sesame oil is a cooking oil made from sesame seeds that's popular in Asian cooking. There are a few varieties made with pressed plain seeds or toasted seeds, and they are used in different ways in Chinese, Japanese, South Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Light sesame oil is typically used as a neutral cooking oil, while toasted sesame oil is used as a flavoring in sauces, soups, and other dishes.
- Cuisines: Asian and Middle Eastern
- Smoke Point: 450 F
- Flavor: toasted sesame oil has a strong nutty and toasty taste
- Storage: a cool, dark place or refrigerator