Sumptuous Sesame Oil
Why do we recommend using sesame oil in our dog food recipe?
Sesame oil is recommended in our recipe to add to our protein pack and almond milk before cooking the homemade food, as it offers the extra benefit of not only being full of Omega-6 fatty acids that are important for heart and skin health; sesame oil is also rich in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
We recommend that your dog takes a supplement each day of Omega-3 algae oil capsules as the ideal ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 is thought to be 1:2 to 1:3. It is also recommended that for highest absorption rates, Omega-6 should not be consumed with Omega-3 as they use a common enzyme for absorption so best to feed the homemade dog food separately.
One of the other main reasons we like sesame oil in our recipe compared to olive oil, is that it leaves a delicious smell in the kitchen as the dog ‘biscuits’ cook in the oven – it smells like a chinese take-away!
Why is tahini paste recommended?
Sesame seeds are known to be high in calcium but the seeds are very indigestible (as you would notice if you give your dog sesame seeds in a dish and then have to clear up their speckled deposits the next day on the grass!).
To get the calcium benefit from sesame, it is better to use tahini paste (unsweetened so fairly bitter) which is crushed sesame seeds as we advise in our recipe. It is also rich in protein and although we find it bitter, dogs love the addition of tahini paste to their food as they smell the nutrients in it.
It is also a wonderful addition to the homemade treats you can make for your dog.