Benefits of Grape Seed Oil

You’ve heard me speak of Grape Seed Serum for your skin and it’s benefits, well now let’s talk of the benefits of Grape Seed Oil for cooking.

The oil extracted from grape seeds after wine-making tastes light and delicate, making it perfect for use in salad dressings and cooking. It has long been hailed for its high heat tolerance and can withstand very high heat before it begins to burn. This makes it perfect for sautéing, baking and frying.

Grape seed oil’s fat profile is low in artery-clogging saturated fat and high in linoleic acid, and omega-6 fatty acid which is essential for health. It is packed with antioxidant flavonoids. In a toxicology study it was revealed that grape seed extract helps fend off tissue damage from tobacco and sunlight, as well as liver and kidney damage. It is also promising for heart health, due to its beneficial effects on cholesterol levels.

As with all fats, practice portion control. It’s calorie-rich, with 120 calories per tablespoon. Always look for the expeller pressed oil. because it’s extracted with a chemical-free mechanical process–better for you and for the environment.