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Grapeseed oil and Extract is becoming more popular than ever because it tastes great and is good for you!

Grapeseed oil and extract is becoming more popular than ever. We are constantly being reminded to cut back on the amount of fats and oils we eat. Nutritionists agree that we should eat oils that are low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fats.

That's why grapeseed oil is enjoying a rapid rise in popularity today. Although this oil is relatively new to our market, it has been produced and enjoyed in Europe for many years, sold not only as a cooking oil, but also in French pharmacies as a remedy for high cholesterol.

In fact, grapeseed extract is one of the only foods shown to not only lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, but also increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol, a distinct advantage over other oils.

Grapeseed extract is available unflavored or with natural flavoring oils, and enhances your favorite cooking:

Original as a wonderfully light, neutral flavor that complements any cuisine.

Delicious: Unlike canola oil, grapeseed oil has a wonderful, light flavor; unlike olive oil, its light, neutral flavor won’t clash with certain foods.

Versatile: Excellent for sautéing and stir-frying; as the primary oil in salad dressings and marinades;  anywhere you would use cooking oil.

Low in saturated fat: At 8%, it has only half the saturated fat of olive oil; the lowest of all oils except canola.

Highest in polyunsaturated fat: (72%), all as linoleic acid (Omega-6), which has the greatest effect in raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides (fat carried in the blood).

Environmentally friendly: Pressed from grape seeds after wine production, it requires no new farmland or water to produce.

Contains antioxidants: Contains vitamin E, and a group of bioflavonoids known as proanthocyanadins, some of the most powerful known natural antioxidants.

High flashpoint: highest flashpoint of all cooking oils; less smoke, less danger of burning.

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