Why I do I have refined almond oil in my kitchen?
- It has a high smoke point making it great for stir frying and sautéing.
- What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.
- 50% of the oil is monounsaturated fatty acids
- Rich in vitamin E and magnesium
- It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Almond oil is a lightweight oil extracted from sweet almond nuts. It has little odour with a faint, nutty scent.
Almond Oil History:
Egyptians used it to strengthen hair and as a skin emollient.
There are different grades of almond oil.
For gourmet cooking, look for the more flavorful cold-pressed almond oil where it can be appreciated for its delicate, nutty flavor. Best not to cook at high temperatures with it.
For sautéing and stir frying use the refined almond oil for its high smoke point.
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I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.