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.
We believe 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.
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.
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.
You will have plenty of Asian cuisine inspiration when you use our sesame oil to:
Stir-Fry: Incorporate our toasted sesame seed gently into a flavorful Asian-inspired stir-fry. Either way, it will get your ingredients sizzling and add an authentic taste. Whisk: Our artisan sesame oil is delicious all on its own, so use it as a dipping sauce or the base for a sauce to toss your dish in. Marinate: Infuse authentic Asian flavor into your seafood and meat by using our toasted sesame finishing oil as a rich marinade before cooking.
When you’re looking for full-bodied flavor, all-natural ingredients, heart-healthy nutrients and cooking options galore, nothing delivers better satisfaction in the kitchen than La Tourangelle sesame oil.
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.