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General Discussion 18

Nut Oils

jay27 | Mar 28, 2009 07:44 AM

I was browsing around my Whole Foods the other day and noticed a variety of beautiful nut oils produced by La Tourangelle ( I found looking at the products was extremely inspiring as I imagined what dimension and flavor these oils could add to everyday dishes. In addition to the flavorful possibilities, nut oils are EXTREMELY healthy, considering most are lower in saturated fat and higher in monounsaturated fat than even OLIVE OIL. Because walnut oil has a smoking point of 320 degrees, I think it would be best for cold applications- like salad dressing and pesto. I think hazelnut and almond (smoking point 420) would be fantastic in baked goods, gratins, soups, etc. What is your favorite nut oil and how do you use it?
Here is a list of a few oils sold by La Tourangelle:
Roasted Walnut oil
Roasted hazelnut oil
Roasted almond oi
Avocado oil
Roasted Pecan oil
Roasted pistachio oil
Toasted pumpkin seed oil
Infused white truffle oil
Infused black truffle oil

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