Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grapseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil Cooking and Health Benefits 
Grapeseed Oil has long been the secret of gourmet chefs who love its light, nutty, yet neutral flavor. It has the unique ability to enhance the flavors of ingredients instead of overpowering them and leaves no greasy aftertaste! It makes savory marinades and salad dressings that will not cloud when chilled, so you can use them right out of the refrigerator. Its high smoke point (485 F) makes it ideal for hot food preparation which means you can sauté, fry or bake without any smoking, splattering or burning. Its excellent emulsification properties make grapeseed oil ideal for whipping mayonnaise and creamy dressings that will not separate when chilled.

Grapeseed Oil is an ecologically sound product that is made from the seeds of grapes after the wine is pressed. It is high in vitamin E and is 76% linoleic acid (also known as Omega 6), an essential fatty acid. It is low in saturated fat, contains natural chlorophyll and valuable antioxidants (known as proanthocyninidins). Studies have shown that grapeseed oil has a unique ability that may significantly raise HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and lower LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol). It has also been shown to lower triglycerides, the effect of which may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and impotency, something that no other food product has been known to do.


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  2. Gonna be looking for some on my next grocery shopping trip!!!

  3. I've never tried grapseed oil, but it sounds promising. I just heard that you should never cook with extra virgin olive oil (which I do), but couldn't find out the reason. Do you know anything about that?
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

  4. @ Sarah I know for me that when I've cooked with extra virgin olive oil the oil taste funny. So when I do use olive oil to saute, I use regular olive oil. I leave the evoo for salad dressings, and other cold dishes. "They" also say heat damages the chemical structure of olive oil making it a hazard to your health. Which is why grapeseed oil is a great alternative. Here's more info.