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Chowfind: Ontario cold-pressed Canola oil

cybergod | Mar 25, 2008 05:31 PM

I posted about this a while back in a review of a dinner we had at Treadwell's in Niagara, but a recent thread about where to find pumpkin seed oil reminded me to post about this: if you haven't tried some of the cold-pressed vegetable oils being produced here in Canada, you should definitely seek them out.

After having been served a cold-pressed Canola oil at Treadwell's in Niagara and asking about it, I found Persall Naturals at Whole Foods in Toronto (it's sold under the Pristine Oils brand). It's phenomenal. It makes a fantastic salad dressing oil base, and is really cool as an olive oil alternative in an oil and vinegar dip to accompany the breads (when we had it at Treadwell's it was served as such with a Niagara Baco Noir vinegar, which was also awesome). It's so completely unlike any Canola oil (which normally I find rather disgusting actually) I've ever tasted: rich, nutty, grassy. Before trying this I couldn't see how I could live without olive oil in the pantry; now I could (almost) do the 100 mile diet thing ;-)

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