"La Tourangelle has partnered with a 270 year-old traditional Japanese oil mill to create a rich, smooth, flavorful, light-colored Sesame Oil that may well set new standards for quality in the United States. According to La Tourangelle President Matthieu Kohlmeyer, "Our mill slowly roasts the sesame seeds using lower temperatures. The result is a lighter colored, more richly flavored oil with a subtle, toasted taste. 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 before Christ. It was expensive, however, and a hundred years later in Persia only the rich could afford it. It is still used as a medicine in India, and oil pressed from the raw seed is a massage oil in Ayurvedic medicine. In Burma and some parts of India, Sesame Oil has long been the universal cooking medium, imparting the characteristic flavor to the foods of these regions. In Chinese and Korean cuisine it is added as a flavor highlight to cooked dishes. The Japanese often add about ten percent toasted Sesame Oil to the oil used for tempura or deep-frying, creating a rich, background flavor."
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