Our light sesame oil is unrefi ned, cold pressed oil obtained by pressing raw sesame seeds. It contains essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, lecithin and waxes which are lost in oil that is industrially processed and then refi ned. Sesame seeds are one of the fi rst crops people pressed oil from; the Assyrians were producing sesame oil as early as the 6th century B.C. Its stability and mild slightly nutty fl avour make it a favourite in Macrobiotic cuisine. It is ideal for cooking and because of its high smoke point is particularly suitable for deep frying.