Sesame oil comes from a tall herb plant native to the East Indies. A single stalk can grow as tall as 7 feet which contain capsules filled with many tiny black and white seeds. Sesame oil is high in protein, vitamins A & E, calcium, and other minerals which are effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles. They also contain a good-for-you type of monounsaturated fat. The oil is stable and highly resistant to oxidation (rancidity), due to the presence of sesame, a lignin, which is a natural preservative and stabilizer.