I have read about grapeseed oil for years, but have never been able to find it. Grapeseed oil is pressed from, you guessed it, grapeseeds.
Recently, I noticed that Costco and my supermarket are carrying it. It's pricier than canola or vegetable oil at $5.00 a liter, but there are a number of reasons you should consider adding it to your pantry:
- It's pretty much flavorless so it is a great addition to baked goods or dressings where the oil's flavor should be in the background.
- It has a very high smoke point so you can use it for deep frying or sauteing with no worries.
- Grapeseed oil is a great emulsifier and may not separate as easily when making mayonnaise or dressings.
- Because of its neutral flavor, it's easily used as a carrier for flavors in making infused oils.