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Pecan Oil?


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Pecan Oil?

janniecooks | Aug 24, 2013 01:02 AM

Last night as I dressed my salad with walnut oil and tossed on some roasted pecans, I got to wondering why I don't see pecan oil in the grocery store. It seems kind of ironic to add toasted pecans to a walnut oil dressing (though I often use pine nuts, I just don't care for walnuts on a salad but love the oil). I also regularly use hazelnut oil for salads, peanut oil for cooking, and almond oil for cosmetic purposes. I know some people are big fans of macademia nut oil. Never tried mac oil, perhaps I should.

Anyway I found this on wikipedia, and this article on Serious Eats:

It seems that pecans are plentiful - they are the nut I buy most often, and I buy them regularly to ensure I always have at least half a pound on hand - so why isn't pecan oil as common as walnut oil? I would think the process to extract pecan oil would be similar to or the same as that used to extract walnut oil so it seems to me pecan oil should be as popular and marketed like walnut oil. I have never seen pecan oil in a store, but I would buy it in a heartbeat.

What are you thoughts on nut oils? Have you ever had pecan oil, and if so how was it?

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