What is Grapeseed Oil and why should I make the switch?
First lets define Grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is produced after grapes have been processed to make wine (these grapes had a noble purpose). The oil is made using a process called expeller pressing. Expeller pressing is a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from the grape seeds and nuts. The harder the nut or seed the harder the press works thus creating its own heat, so there is not external heat used in the pressing.
The most common chemical used to extract oil from seeds (crops such as soybeans, flax, peanuts, safflower) is n-Hexane which is made from crude oil and is used in a variety of non edible uses. Such as shoe making, roofing, book binding, and other products not designed to be eaten. I don’t know about you but that does not sound like a good thing to be using for food manufacturing.
Because grapeseed oil is used after wine making it is environmentally sound and requires no new farmland or water to produce. It is versatile, delicious, and good for you.
The health benefits of grapeseed oil are (these are taken from the Wildtree Grapeseed Oil Fact Sheet);
- No preservatives
- It is not hydrogenated
- No sodium
- No trans fatty acids
- No cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction)
- It is easily digestible
- A good source of Vitamin E
- Highest concentration of poly unsaturated acid of any oil
- Help the body produce HDL
- High in Linoleic acid
For all of you who like frying grapeseed oil is perfect for frying. Grapeseed oil can be heated to 419 without burning giving your food a wonderful light crispy taste and cholesterol free.
Wildtree’s Grapeseed oil comes in a variety of flavors;
- Basil Pesto. Add it to vegetables before grilling, pasta, sauces, and marinades.
- Hickory Smoked Grilling. With the hint of hickory smoke you can add it to sauteed vegetables.
- Jalapeno Grapeseed Oil. Add a touch of heat to any dish.
- Natural Butter Flavor. Add it to popcorn before popping or after. I add it to muffin mix so we don’t add butter to our baked muffins.
- Roasted Garlic. One of my husbands favorite. Add it to marinades, dressings, mashed potatoes.
- Smoky Bacon Flavor. One of my favorites. I add it to my morning egg whites, delicious.
- Zesty Lemon Grapeseed. I add it to a spritzer bottle and spritz it on greens.
These blends are a perfect complement to any dish you might prepare from breakfast to dinner.
I use Grapeseed oil for everything and you can to. Try out a 8fl oz bottle or if you know you love it a few of the more common oils come in 64fl oz bottles. There are sets for garlic lovers, dipping sets, and the infused Grapeseed oil set.
You can purchase these and other Wildtree products here.