MARUHON SESAME OIL

Founded in 1725.
As a time honored sesame oil company
TAKEMOTO OIL & FAT has meticulously maintained the traditional(extraction) method.

MARUHON SESAME OIL

Maruhon products

UNTOASTED SESAME OIL(TAIHAKU SESAME OIL)

Very clean, neutral flavor profile. Versatile and smooth. Excellent alternative to vegetable, olive, and other oils. Mix with herbs to make a salad dressing.

The perfect oil,can also be used for making sweet.

English Package

UNTOASTED SESAME OIL
5.5 FL OZ

Japanese Package

UNTOASTED SESAME OIL
450g

LIGHTLY TOASTED SESAME OIL(TAIKOU SESAME OIL)

Fresh, mild aroma. Not overpowering. Perfect for a wide range of different cuisines. Add a couple drops to give Asian soups and garlic sauces (ajillo) more flavor.

English Package

LIGHTLY TOASTED SESAME OIL
5.5 FL OZ

Japanese Package

LIGHTLY TOASTED SESAME OIL
450g

TOASTED SESAME OIL(ASSAKUJUNSEI SESAME OIL)

Rich aroma. Concentrated, nutty flavor. Perfect for a wide range of ethnic recipes. Use for marinating vegetables, seafood, and chicken.

English Package

TOASTED SESAME OIL
5.5 FL OZ

Japanese Package

TOASTED SESAME OIL
450g

DARK TOASTED SESAME OIL(ASSAKUJUNSEI KOIKUTI SESAME OIL)

Very fragrant, strong aroma with a balanced, robust flavor. Best for Asian cuisine. Use in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean recipes; makes a great BBQ sauce.

English Package

DARK TOASTED SESAME OIL
5.5 FL OZ
DARK TOASTED SESAME OIL
56 FL OZ

Japanese Package

DARK TOASTED SESAME OIL
450g

Characteristics of
Sesame Oil

Color

The unique color of sesame oil is produced by roasting the sesame seeds.
By varying the roasting temperature and time,
it is possible to create many types of sesame oil ranging in color from dark to light.
It is also possible to create colorless sesame oil by extracting oil from the unroasted seeds.

Aroma

In the same way as the color, the characteristic aroma of sesame oil is produced by roasting the sesame seeds,
and a variety of aromas can be created by varying the roasting temperature and time.
The aroma of sesame is not the result of a single component, and is a complex,
highly varied aroma created by a combination of aromatic chemicals.
It is also possible to produce sesame oil with no aroma by extracting oil from the unroasted seeds.

Flavor

Sesame oil has a unique and instantly recognizable flavor.
The characteristic aroma and flavor of roasted sesame oil combine to produce an oil
that is unlike any other.Unroasted sesame oil is refined during the manufacturing process,
and the degree of refinement is minutely adjusted to maximize the sesame flavor.

Stability

Roasted sesame oil resists oxidation and is an oil with extremely good stability The AOM test [Fig.1] is an index of oil stability, and shows that roasted sesame oil delivers superior results that can be seen in the changes over time that occur when the oil is exposed to the air [Fig.2] .
This is due to the synergistic effects of sesamol, a unique antioxidant component of sesame, with tocopherol (vitamin E )and brown pigment.
Unroasted sesame oil (TAIHAKU sesame oil) does not contain the brown pigment,
and the sesamol and tocopherol are removed during the refinement process.
However excellent stability is provided by the conversion of sesamolin to the powerful antioxidant component sesaminol. [Teble 1]

[Fig.1] Oxidation stability test results (AOM test)
[Fig.2] Deterioration during storage of commer-
cially available food oils (weight method)

[Table 1] Amounts of characteristic sesame oil components (mg/100 g oil)

  Sesamin Sesamolin Sesamol Sesaminol Tocopherol
Unroasted sesame oil 200-400 0 0 80-100 20-40
Roasted sesame oil 400-800 200-400 5-10 0 30-50

Source: Goma no Kagaku (The Science of Sesame), Asakura Publishing

How are Maruhon
Sesame oils produced?

1.Sourcing

We gather choice sesames from around the world in pursuit of safe raw ingredients. To achieve this, it is best to check their safety first-hand from the sesame farms to the distribution channels. Our memberts of staff literally travel around the world to Asia, Africa, and South America to source delicious sesame.

2.Sorting

Sesames that have been checked for quality on site are shipped to Japan and transported to our Takemoto factory for sorting and to remove sand and debris.

3.Toasting (Taikou)

Taihaku and Taikou Sesame Oils are produced differently. Sesames for Taikou Sesame Oil are toasted at low heat. Sesame oil’s unique nuttiness is produced by toasting.

4.Extraction

Raw sesames for Taihaku Sesame Oil and toasted sesames for Taikou Sesame Oil are pressure-extracted. The technique is known as traditionally pressed extraction method. This method is time consuming, but very important to the Maruhon process.

5.Distillation

Taihaku Sesame Oil is distilled to remove its excess color and aroma. This process produces the Taihaku sesame oil with a light flavor and aroma, while maximizing the umami of sesame.

6.Filtering and bottling

Taihaku Sesame Oil is filtered after distilling. Taikou Sesame Oil is aged and filtered three times to eliminate impurities. Freshly made sesame oils are bottled in clean bottles.

Who is Maruhon
Sesame Oil?

Takemoto Oil & Fat Co., Ltd — the company that manufactures Maruhon Oil — is the oldest operating oil extraction company in Japan. Established in 1725 by Chozaburo Takemoto in the Aichi prefecture, it is still owned by the founding family. Takemoto has been producing hexane-free sesame oil for over 290 years to ensure optimal quality and an authentic taste.
Maruhon Sesame Oil is both well-known in professional kitchens around the world, and perfect for use at home.

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