Sesame is rich in lignans, which is a potential food source of antioxidants.
1. Antioxidant Function of Sesame Oil
Sesame oil reduces lipid peroxidation and hydroxyl radicals, increases superoxide
dismutase and catalase activity. Sesame oil diet significantly reduces FEN-induced
oxidative stress in liver tissue. Sesame oil can inhibit cypermethrin-induced brain toxicity,
which is closely related to reducing oxidative stress and protecting antioxidant enzymes.