Sesame oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, groundnut oil, coconut oil, mustard oil is the mostly used oils in India. Olive oil is famous in many countries, but it is not suitable for Indian way of cooking with high temperature. Canola oil is genetically modified rapeseed oil from Canada; it is mustard oil minus the smelling erucic acid. Plant oils have no cholesterol. Coconut oil has around 90% saturated fatty acids, but nearly 70% are middle and short chain fats which are healthy. Persons with heart problem can use coconut as well as coconut oil. It is extremely stable and is good to cook. Do not forget all oils are rich in calories and use them carefully.

Sesame oil along with coconut oil and groundnut oil is the best oil to cook our Indian food. They stable to heat although 86% are polyunsaturated (omega-6) and monounsaturated (omega-9) fats and only 14% saturated fats in sesame oil. The antioxidants in it make this possible. It is healing oil and is antibacterial for pathogens. Its fat combination with antioxidants makes this to reduce LDL and increase HDL. It is used to cure many diseases in Ayurvedha.

My personal experience with Idhayam Sesame oil, including oil pulling, is very good and it helps to minimize the unwanted bacteria in the mouth. In the literature there are several applications are given. Western countries are not interested because it is not their product. With proper research it can be possible to prove several healing effects of Sesame oil. It is the oil of Tamil Nadu, one of the best oils in the world and it is the duty of the doctors, chemists and others to prove this. In Tamil Nadu it was given to the girls much when they come to age and sesame oil is one of the important substances which prepared them for pregnancy and child birth. Are today’s numerous caesarean operations the result of this lost virtue? Healthy sesame oil will help you a lot if you eliminate or minimize other risks.

In future we would have projects which study the clinical aspects of sesame oil to underline the use of this edible oil for its health properties. At the same time good oil is good oil if we master the right food for the right man or woman or child. Eating completely wrong food and telling sesame oil is not good is not acceptable. I believe in this particular field we could do research for decades.