The Aromas of Traditional Virgin Almond Oil
Almond oil evokes the sweetness of fresh almonds with slightly floral and woody undertones. When tasted, it reveals gentle notes of hazelnut, accompanied by a subtle bitterness reminiscent of the nut itself. Whether used in cooking or for skincare, almond oil captivates the senses with its enchanting fragrance and delicate flavor.
Artisanal Production at Huilerie Beaujolaise
Almond oil originates from the seeds of the almond tree (Prunus dulcis), a deciduous tree belonging to the Rosaceae family. Native to the Middle East and South Asia, the almond tree is cultivated for its fruit, almonds, which are rich in oil.
Almonds are cold-pressed using a mechanical process after being crushed and cooked for 45 minutes to extract this precious oil.
Cultivated in Spain and transformed in France, the richness of this 100% virgin almond oil will awaken the flavors of your meats and fish.
What Does "Virgin" Oil Mean?
The term "virgin" indicates that the oil comes from healthy fruits, is mechanically extracted without the addition of additives, and is filtered through blotting paper. No improvement is possible even if the fruits are acidic or have a poor taste.
How to Use Almond Oil in Cooking?
With its golden color and mild flavor, it is ideal for all your culinary creations, adding a touch of elegance to every dish.
Some Suggestions for Using Virgin Almond Oil
- Almond Oil Houmous: Almond oil, with its delicate hazelnut flavor, adds an exquisite touch to houmous. To prepare this delicious spread, blend cooked chickpeas, crushed garlic, tahini (sesame paste), fresh lemon juice, salt, and cumin in a food processor. Generously add almond oil for a creamy texture. Blend until smooth, serve with pita bread, and enjoy.
- Almond Oil Mixed Salad: Mix lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes, fresh cucumber slices, pieces of goat cheese, and crunchy nuts in a large bowl. Prepare a dressing by mixing almond oil with balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over your salad and garnish with sliced almonds for extra texture. Such a fragrant and tasty salad will delight your taste buds.
- Grilled Turkey with Almond Oil and Herbs: Marinate turkey pieces in a mixture of almond oil, garlic, lemon juice, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Then, place the turkey on the grill and season it with almond oil during cooking. Serve it with green salad for a light and flavorful meal.
- Almond Granola: Prepare your granola by mixing oats, sliced almonds, chia seeds, honey, and, of course, a generous spoonful of almond oil. Spread this mixture on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven until it becomes crispy. Once cooled, add dried fruits like cranberries or apricots for additional flavors.
How to Store Virgin Almond Oil
Store preferably in a dry place, away from light, between 8°C and 20°C.
|Allergen||Fruits à coques / Nuts|
|Genus and botanical species||Prunus dulcis fruit oil|
|Ingredients||100% ALMOND virgin oil|
|Nutritional Info||VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 3700 kJ / 900 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 100 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 8.6 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 0 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 0 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 0 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 0 g