Master plant: Sesamum indicum L.
Pedaliaceae (Sesame family)
Oleum Sesami indici
INCI: Sesamum indicum
Sesame plants are old cultivated plants, that are native to tropical Africa and Asia. Today they are mainly grown in India and the Far East (China, Korea).
Characteristics and substances:
Sesame oil is a very fatty oil with approx. 35 ? 50 % content of glycerides and oleic acid. Furthermore it contains plenty of vitamin E, mineral nutrients, essential fatty acids as well as 48% of linoleic acid.
Sesame oil has a fine nutty taste and is highly heatable. Sesame oil is often used, especially in Asian cuisine.