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Grapeseed Oil Recipes

Grouper with Caramelized Shallot Horseradish Sauce
Risotto with Peas
Grilled Pineapple with Creamy Balsamic Sauce
Collard Greens
Cornbread Dressing
Dirty Rice
Sauteed Spinach
Oven Seared Hanger Steak
London Broil with Mushrooms Sauteed in Bourbon
One Skillet Chicken and Black Beans
Seared Chicken Breasts with Cranberry Sauce
Risotto Con Pollo
Yellow Pepper & White Asparagus Soft Tacos
Blackened Redfish
Halibut with Curry Butter and Snap Peas


 

Ingredients

Grapeseed Oil

This stuff is so lovely. It has light fruity flavor that is softer than most olive oils when used in a dressing or marinades. I generally use it when I don’t want the taste of the oil to interfere with other flavors in a recipe. I keep a bottle on hand but there’s also spray cans available in most groceries now.

It has a higher amount of mono-unsaturated fats than many oils with a low amount of trans-fatty acids and, consequently, it may actually help prevent heart disease.

A study published in 1990 in the Journal of Arteriosclerosis showed a remarkably beneficial effect of grapeseed oil on HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). It appears that one ounce per day is enough, with the research showing a 13 to 14 percent increase in HDL cholesterol.

In another study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, fifty-six participants with low HDL levels substituted up to 1.5 ounces of grapeseed oil for the oil they used in recipes. At the end of the study, the subjects showed no significant change in weight or total cholesterol, but the ratio of LDL to HDL had changed with a 7% reduction in LDL and a 13% increase in HDL levels.

Best of all, it has a high smoke point. This is the temperature at which an oil will begin to burn, and for grapeseed oil it is between 420'F and 485'F (depending on the purity of the oil). This makes it excellent for cooking because it has a fruity flavor similar to olive oil but a smoke point higher than most oils.

1 tsp. grapeseed oil = 40 calories, 4.5g fat, 0.44g sat fat, 0.73g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol

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