Sesame is a ubiquitous component of our everyday lives, be it in the form of sesame seeds or sesame seed oil (ranging in quality from cold pressed to refined and roasted). The unique, nutty flavours especially of cold-pressed or roasted sesame oil imbue cooked dishes with a distinctive aroma and makes for a true explosion of flavour. Sesame seeds are grown throughout the world. Their main growing regions are located in the tropics and subtropics. The OPW Ingredients team sources their sesame seeds mainly from Mexico. Many years of growing experience combine with the Mexican climate and high-tech equipment. The seed grades have a very distinctive flavour, aroma, size, and consistency of colour, all of which guarantee a consistently high quality of the seeds, which are then used as raw material in other products. This distinctive product meets the European quality requirements completely. Roasted sesame oil is best suited for marinating and preparing poultry dishes. It has also found its place in the continuously growing market for vegan products, where roasted sesame oil is a popular ingredient used to give dishes an unmistakeable flavour. This first-class, roasted oil qualifies products for a so called “clean label” in other segments of the food industry, such as the bakery sector: the intensity of the roasted, nutty oil contributes enough flavour to forego artificial flavouring agents. The products are flavoured in a 100% natural way. Cold pressed sesame oil is extracted from selected seeds and only undergoes one filtering cycle during the remaining process. This yields a distinctive, lightly coloured oil with a mild, nutty flavour, perfectly suited for the preparation of cold dishes and salads. In addition, cold-pressed sesame oil is particularly resistant to heat and temperature in general, which makes it a great deep-frying oil. Give it a try: you will be surprised by the exciting flavours! The natural, high-quality substances contained within the oil will be unharmed. Various tests have shown that the natural anti-oxidants contained in sesame oil afford better protection against oxidation than other, artificially manufactured stabilisers. Sesame oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils and fats, and its long-term consumption is even rumoured to have a positive impact on cholesterol levels. It is outstandingly rich in omega-6 fatty acids, making it a healthful everyday product with a unique flavour.
Sesame seeds and sesame proteins
Sesame protein, whether milled from roasted or unroasted seeds, has many benefits and which make this valuable vegetable protein so special. Its excellent nutritional profile includes calcium, iron and vitamin A: combined with the unmistakeable, full-bodied taste, it fits perfectly with contemporary trends. Thanks to its low carbohydrate content (< 16%), sesame protein is similarly ideal for the preparation of low-carb products, which are currently highly en vogue. It constitutes a great alternative to wheat-based flours for making bread, snacks, tortillas, and pasta. Sesame protein contains all eight essential amino acids plus iron, vitamin B1 and B6, and folic acid. It is rich in magnesium, manganese, and fibre. The contained iron supports the regular cognitive functions of the human brain, while magnesium and thiamine contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system. Iron, magnesium, folic acid, and vitamin B6 further reduce fatigue and tiredness. Magnesium supports the functioning of the muscles and the electrolyte balance. Vitamin B6 contributes to a regular protein and glycogen metabolism. All of these characteristics make sesame protein an ideal, vegetable-based source of protein for athletes and those with an active lifestyle. We will be happy to provide you with further information in the course of a personal conversation! Our product focus besides the whey and proteins is geared towards our vegetable oils; Almond oil, Walnut oil, Apricot kernel oil, Castor oil, Castor oil derivatives, Sesame oil, MCT oil, oils for personal care, Sebacic acid and the world of organic and gourmet oils. You might also be interested in: OPW BIOFRITProteins