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Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Avoid mustard oil: Sesame oil is healthy and fine for cooking. However mustard oil should be avoided. Although it is widely used in asian cooking because of it's pungent taste it is not allowed to be imported into the United States because of concerns that it may have bad effects on the heart (cardiac toxicity). Mustard oil contains erucic acid which is the component felt to be cardio-toxic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink sesame oil ?

Is it safe to drink sesame oil ?

Sesame Oil: is high in calories. Recommend using it lightly for flavoring - not for drinking. ...Read more

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If sesame allergy, can I have sesame oil?

If sesame allergy, can I have sesame oil?

No: If you are allergic to sesame seeds, the best thing is to read labels and make sure you do not eat, touch or inhale anything that contains them. ...Read more

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People say i'm stupid because i eat sesame seeds plain. I just want calcium in a healthy way. Also, do rancid sesame seeds still have good calcium?

People say i'm stupid because i eat sesame seeds plain. I just want calcium in a healthy way. Also, do rancid sesame seeds still have good calcium?

RANCID = BAD !: I am concerned if you eat rancid sesame seeds. Rancid sesame seeds /oil = toxic. Plain sesame seeds are fine but rancid ones are not! ...Read more

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Is sesame good for stress ? Thank you

Is sesame good for stress ? Thank you

Ayurveda : Sesame oil is used in indian ayurvedic medicine to reduce stress. It is high in anti-oxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins ; minerals. Black sesame seeds are reported to have far more health benefits than lighter ones. It is used both topically ; orally. ...Read more

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I found many health benefits abt sesame seeds but nutri data says it's↑in Ω6(20g in 100g).Is it ok 2 it eat anyway bcs it's in food¬ as supplement?

I found many health benefits abt sesame seeds but nutri data says it's↑in Ω6(20g in 100g).Is it ok 2 it eat anyway bcs it's in food¬ as supplement?

Sesame seeds healthy: Nuts and seeds are excellent for anyone's health as long as they are not allergic to them. Even the so-called 'healthy' oil, olive oil is very high in omega-6 fats and really should only be used rarely, but whole foods like nuts and seeds can be used liberally as long as you are not overweight, trying to lose weight, or have ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) and even then if they are ground up. ...Read more

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