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Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil
500mL - $7.49

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Tbs. (14g)
Servings: about 34

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 0g  

Not a significant source of dieatry fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.


*Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000-calorie diet

Grapes have seduced humans for centuries with their fabled red and white nectars. But they have another aspect too: When pressed, tiny grapeseeds yield green-colored oil with remarkable properties. Grapeseed oil has a light flavor and contains a high level of polyunsaturated fat. It can also be heated up to 485°F, making it the ideal healthy cooking partner.

Usage
The kitchen is where grapeseed oil comes into its prime. With a smoke point of 450°F, the oil is easy to use in cooking and will make burnt oil a thing of the past. The nutty flavor works well in vinaigrettes with any type of vinegar, never overwhelming the other ingredients. Grapeseed oil is also commonly blended with more intensely flavored oils. Another fact to keep in mind is that grapeseed oil is an excellent substitute for butter or canola oil.

Storage
Refrigerate after opening.

Health benefits
As one of the richest natural sources of linoleic acid, grapeseed oil can do wonders when it comes to fighting heart disease and bad cholesterol. Linoleic acid is a member of the polyunsaturated fatty acid family. These fatty acids tend to blend with cholesterol in the blood and transform it into something the body knows how to get rid of. Grapeseed oil is also used in skin products, aromatherapy and cosmetics.

Production process
Wine production is a cherished tradition in France, Italy, Spain, California, Chile and now all over the world. There are events commemorating the annual harvest and every step in the wine making process. Lost in all the commotion, however, is a little secret: Once they have finished making their wine, the winemakers gather all the seeds, dry them and bring them to their local oil mill. There, a somewhat arduous process begins. Since the seeds are so tiny and abrasive, powerful machines are required to crush them. The process is very time-consuming since the seeds contain less than 10% oil. Imagine the vast quantity of seeds needed to produce one drum of oil!

Temperature
Smoke point 450ºF.

Shelf life
Unopened: 24-month shelf life
Opened: best used within 6 months

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  • Kosher
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