Walnut oil is a rich source of omega- 3 fatty acids. It does not contain cholesterol. Walnut oil has linoleic acid, which is an essential polyunsaturated omega – 6 fatty acid. It is an excellent source of selenium, magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorous. Walnut oil also provides essential vitamins like E, B1, B2, B3 and niacin.
Consumption of walnut oil is known to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and improve the ratio of good cholesterol. It can also reduce levels of triglyceride and hence prevent coronary heart diseases.
The shelf life of walnut oil is around one year but once opened it needs to be refrigerated. It needs to be stored in cool and dark place.
|Product Name||:||Walnut Oil|
|Scientific Name||:||Juglans Regia|
|Country of Origin||:||France|
|Colour and odor||:||It has a mild yellow tintand comes with a rich and toasty walnut flavor.|
|Extraction Method||:||Roasted walnut oil has a richer flavor which is extracted from roasted walnuts which go through hydraulic pressing.|
The light colored and delicate oil has a mild scent and a nutty flavor that finds use in mainly cold dishes.
Walnut oil is used mainly as a seasoning. It adds a rich flavor to dishes and also improves the texture. Walnut oil is widely used in salads to add zest. It is also popular as vinaigrette. It is often mixed with cold sauces and also used to brush cooked dishes to add flavor.
Generally, walnut oil is not heated and used raw in dishes. When heated, the oil becomes bitter and its flavor is also reduced. Heating also makes the oil lose its antioxidants. Chefs also prefer to use this oil in salad dressings which brings out its flavor to the fullest.
Walnut oil was a popular medium of painting in the Renaissance period. Most artists preferred using it. The oil has a short drying time and almost no tint that made it a good oil paint base thinner. It was also used to clean brushes.
Walnut oil goes well with sweet potatoes, roasted pumpkins and steamed vegetables and even fish. Another popular use of walnut oil is in pasta. When tossed with spices in cooked pasta, it lends a splendid flavor.
I love adding walnut oil to salads. Last week I ordered walnut oil as I wanted to prepare a special salad for my guests. The oil was delivered within two days and the packaging was nice. The walnut oil smelled fresh and had the right nutty flavor. I can make out from the flavor that it was pure.
- Samantha Jolie
I am glad that I ordered the walnut oil from Aromatherapy. The oil had the right flavor and tasted heavenly
- Julia Brown