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Dong He Sesame Oil

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    Dong He Sesame Oils are cold-pressed in the old-fashioned way, thick with aroma and warmth. Started in 1921, Dong He is a traditional producer of cold-pressed oils and stone-ground sesame pastes in Chiayi, Taiwan.


    The seeds are toasted over a meticulously controlled wood fire, steamed to break down the seed walls, then shaped into oilseed cakes in circular molds. Then they are slowly compressed together to squeeze out the oil. Unlike expeller-pressed sesame oil, a method that generates heat, this compression method is a low-heat process, which keeps the oil as pure and unaltered as possible.

    The resulting oil is toasty, fresh and well balanced.  Use it for salad dressings, finishing stir fries, or use as a dip. Absolutely versatile, but avoid high heat.

    White and black sesame oils are made from two different species. White sesame oil is made from hulled tan/brown seeds, while black sesame oil typically has the hull on. White sesame oil has a lighter flavor and is typically used as a finishing oil or for dressing; black sesame oil has a deeper flavor more suitable for cooking dishes or adding to broths.


    Be sure to try out their Sesame Paste too. 

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