An oily affair

There are many misconceptions about fat, particularly consumption of animal fat like lard or just that small fat layers between the chicken skin or pork.

Fat is essential for our bodily functions. In the form of essential fatty acids, the body cannot make itself and must be produced through our consumption of fat. Fats are essential to the body to absorb vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E, which are fat-soluble.

Oil and their benefits

Other than for cooking, some oils are never heated to high temperature before consumption, for example extra virgin olive oil, walnut oil or almond oil. They are often poured directly over salad or mixed into vinegar to used as a dip or dressing.

Consuming high-quality nut oil for growing children is essential for brain development. Various antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and major causes of dementia in growing adults too.

Quality premium oils by SoGoodK — Queensbucket sesame and perilla oils​

Known as the queen of oils, sesame, and perilla oils have long been the staple of Korean cuisine. Sesame and perilla seeds have aroma and flavour of their own and depending on variety, origin, and roasting they produce a wide spectrum of flavours. Unsaturated fat acid in sesame seeds helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure level. Sesame is also full of lignin and other anti- oxidants as well as vitamin E. Perilla is rich in Omega 3 derivative, which is good for your cardiovascular system.

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Noted for their quality oils, Queensbucket  produces sesame oils and perilla oil products which are considered one of the best quality oils you can find now and used in top restaurants and diners. 

Their production process is to roast the seeds at low temperature (160 C and 140 C for sesame and perilla, respectively) using infrared ray, resulting in uniformly roasted seeds that maintain their natural flavour and nutrition. The lightly roasted sesame and perilla seeds are then cold-pressed through a pharmaceutical-grade filtration system which removes harmful and unwanted elements. The result is a collection of products unique in their colour, flavour, aroma and nutritional profile.

Sesame oils

Queesnbucket sesame oils

Sesame oils have many beneficial effects when consumed. They are full of antioxidants as unroasted sesame oil is rich in antioxidants. [1] Queensbucket oil produced under low temperature, unlike traditional way of manufacturing, managed to keep the flavour and nutrition. Sesame seeds are high in magnesium too, which may help lower blood pressure. [2] Sesame oil has natural dietary components with intrinsic cancer chemopreventive potentials. [3] and the compound sesamol prevents radiation-induced DNA damage. [4] For those with diabetes, consuming sesame oil may help regulate blood sugar levels. [5]

Perilla oils

A long-time staple in Korea, perilla oil has a flavour akin to sesame but with a more nuanced, nutty taste backed up by a hit of licorice. It comes from the toasted seeds of a large, green perilla plant common in Asia. In the U.S., it’s also known as Chinese basil, but the leafy plant is actually related to shiso, in the mint family.

Perilla leaves and seedsIn addition to having a captivating flavour, the honey-coloured oil is high in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids—good for supporting a healthy immune system—and omega-3s, which can help prevent heart attacks and inflammation. 

“It has one of the highest proportions of omega-3s among plant-based oils, almost as much as more famous ones like flaxseed and chia,” says culinary nutritionist Kristy Del Coro.

Consuming perilla oil can also improve blood flow through inhibition of platelet aggregation and thrombus formation. [6] The antioxidants in perilla oil and its main fatty acid, ALA, exerted the protective activity from neuronal oxidative stress induced by H2O2. [7]Perilla seed oil was feasible and safe to add on with standard treatment in patients with mild to moderate dementia. [8] and combination of brain training and perilla oil improves age-related cognitive decline in elderly people with very mild cognitive impairment. [9] Lastly, dietary perilla oils reduced heart LDL-cholesterol levels in plasma compared to control (olive oil) diet. [10]


[1] Contribution of lignan analogues to antioxidative activity of refined unroasted sesame seed oil, Y. Fukuda, M. Nagata, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 1986

[2] A blend of sesame oil and rice bran oil lowers blood pressure and improves the lipid profile in mild-to-moderate hypertensive patients, Sankar Devarajan, Ravinder Singh, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 2016

[3] Chemopreventive effect of resveratrol, sesamol, sesame oil and sunflower oil in the Epstein–Barr virus early antigen activation assay and the mouse skin two-stage carcinogenesis, Govind J.Kapadia, Magnus A.Azuine, Pharmacological Research, 2002

[4] Antioxidant potential of sesamol and its role on radiation-induced DNA damage in whole-body irradiated Swiss albino mice, Environ Toxicol Pharmacol., 2009

[5] Sesame oil exhibits synergistic effect with anti-diabetic medication in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Clin Nutr., 2011

[6] Perilla oil improves blood flow through inhibition of platelet aggregation and thrombus formation, JaYoung Jang, TaeSu Kim, Laboratory Animal Research, 2014

[7] Protective effects of perilla oil and alpha-linolenic acid on SH-SY5Y neuronal cell death induced by hydrogen peroxide, Ah Young Lee, JiMyung Choi, Nutrition Research and Practice., 2018

[8] Feasibility and Safety of Perilla Seed Oil as an Additional Antioxidative Therapy in Patients with mild to moderate Dementia, 2018

[9] Beneficial Effects of Perilla Oil And Brain Training Intervention on Cognition in Elderly Japanese, M. Hashimoto, K. Yamashita, Innovation in Ageing, 2017

[10] Effects of perilla oil on plasma concentrations of cardioprotective (n-3) fatty acids and lipid profiles in mice, Keun Hee Chung, Hyo Jeong Hwang, Nutrition Research and Practice, 2013