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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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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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Sesame allergy in tokyo? What can I eat?

Sesame allergy in tokyo? What can I eat?

Grocery stores: If you don't speak japanese you may have to buy & prepare your own food. Ask a friend who speaks japanese to translate this warning: "i am allergic to sesame & sesame oil. If i eat this food, even a small amount, i can have a life-threatening reaction that can kill me in a few minutes. Please do not serve me any food containing sesame". Show this to the waiter at every eatery. Always carry epipen! ...Read more

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I ate a half a sesame seed bun and 9 weeks pregnant. I read it can cause a miscarriage. Should I worry?

I ate a half a sesame seed bun and 9 weeks pregnant. I read it can cause a miscarriage. Should I worry?

No: There is no correlation between sesame seed buns and miscarriage. Even if you read on the internet and I can't imagine where that there is a correspondence to sesame seeds and miscarrige then China would be in trouble as they use sesame seed oil in their cooking all the time. Last I heard this was the most populous country in the world, Do not fear! ...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?

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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