Huile de Sesame is the French term for "Sesame Oil" Sesame oil is of vegetable origin and is obtained from sesame seeds by pressing. The sesame plant is similar in type to oil-seed rape and is cultivated in particular in the East Indies. Cold-pressed sesame oil is light yellow, has a mild flavor and is odorless. Hot-pressed sesame oil is darker and has a more pungent taste. Sesame oil is an excellent edible oil and is used in the production of margarine, halvah and confectionery products and for cooking purposes particularly in Asian cuisine. English Sesame oil, gingelly oil German Sesamöl, Gingellöl French Huile de sésame Spanish Aceite de sésamo Scientific Sesamum indicum

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