Sesame oil has a lot of health benefits which is the reason for its wide use in India. As it has a nutty taste, the oil is excellent for stir-frying and salad dressing. Sesame oil can effectively lower your cholesterol and maintain blood pressure. When you apply it externally, your skin and hair get a moisturizing effect that lasts long. Let’s have a look at the best brands that are offering sesame oils in India.
Award: Best Overall
Tagline: The no-heat manufacturing process preserves the natural goodness of the oil.
Anjali 2-litre sesame oil is a 100% pure unadulterated oil free from trans fat. The oil helps you maintain your heart health as it consists of monounsaturated fatty acids. Having no preservatives, it is suitable for deep-frying, sauteing, salad dressing, hair, body massage and oil pulling. It has a soothing fragrance to add taste to your food. With continuous external use of the oil, you get smooth and shiny skin, stronger bones and teeth.
Award: Best in child-friendly
Tagline: The oil is less-dense, non-pungent and smoother than others while still being potent.
Puvi offers a naturally clarifying, unrefined sesame oil containing tiny sediments at the bottom proving its originality. It suits low to medium temperature cooking offering a great taste to your dosas, sambhar, rice and chutneys. The oil contains no artificial colours providing you with a rich original aroma of sesame seeds. With all its nutrients being intact, the oil helps alleviate breathing problems when you use it as an oil lamp. When you apply it externally, it treats dry skin and prevents wrinkles without leaving any itching or unpleasant reactions.
Award: Best massage oil
Tagline: The pleasant aroma of the black sesame seeds leaves a pleasant experience after the body massage.
Farm Naturalle has come up with one of the best quality sesame oils taken out through pressing the black sesame seeds under normal temperature. With no additional chemicals or preservatives, the oil is best for cooking, body massage and oil pulling. Your skin feels supple smooth and leaves a detoxifying effect after a quick massage. The aromatic fragrance of the oil reminds you of the pure sesame seeds. Coming as a 415 ml bottle, the oil is affordable and occupies less space.
Award: Rich in Vitamin E
Tagline: The oil has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties to ensure good health.
Anveshan offers a 100% pure sesame oil made through wood pressing to preserve its goodness. The oil comes out of a wooden kolhu or chekku after undergoing rigorous pressing. Through this process, the good qualities of the wood reach the oil. This oil is vegan, preservative-free, gluten-free perfect for oil pulling and cooking. The sesame oil is rich in other nutrients like zinc, copper, magnesium, iron and vitamin B6 good for your skin and hair. It comes in a glass bottle to preserve the quality for a long time.
Things to consider before buying a sesame oil
Sesame oils go through some processes before packing. A good quality sesame oil must go through cold pressing or wood pressing at low temperatures to preserve the natural ingredients. Make sure to check this process on the label before buying.
To ensure the quality of the oil stays intact, go for sesame oil in a glass bottle. Glass bottles contain no chemicals, unlike plastic, making them safe for preserving oils.
You can check the quality of the sesame oil by smelling it. A good quality oil must have a soothing, non-pungent smell. You must also ensure you get a fresh fragrance out of the bottle.