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Nutraceuticals in Sesame Seeds and Oil —A Review

Bhatnagar, A. S. and Gopala Krishna, A. G. (2009) Nutraceuticals in Sesame Seeds and Oil —A Review. Beverage and Food World, 19.

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Abstract

Sesame seeds and oil are being used by man since ancient times for culinary and non-culinary aspects such as in cosmetics, medicinal, insecticidal, pesticidal and bactericidal products. The sesame seeds contain unique nutraceutical compounds namely sesamol, sesamin, sesamolin, sesaminol, sesamolinol generally termed as lignans and their glucosides (which are poly-phenolic in nature but insoluble in oil). Apart from these, sesame oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and tocopherol content. These lignans contribute to the various health benefits like lowering of bad cholesterol, antioxidative activity (cancer preventive action), hypoglycaemic activity, hemostat activity, increase in plasma and liver tocopherol content, and reduction in coronary heart diseases (CHD). Therefore including sesame seeds and oil in the diet provides nutraceuticals which are essential for growth and well-being

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sesame seeds sesame oil nutraceutical
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 19 Lipids-oils/fats
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods > 04 Functional foods
Divisions: Lipid Science and Traditional Foods
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2009 03:56
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 10:10
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/9100

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