The Aromas of Camelina Oil
Camelina oil is known for its delicate taste and subtle aroma. Its fragrance is light and reminiscent of fresh grass. In terms of flavor, it offers a gentle and slightly herbaceous taste with hints of kohlrabi and artichoke. Its mildness makes it an excellent complement to salads, dressings, and light dishes, adding subtle richness without overpowering other flavors.
Camelina and Its Botany
What Is Camelina?
Camelina oil is extracted from the seeds of the Camelina sativa plant, a botanical species belonging to the Brassicaceae family, also known as false flax or gold-of-pleasure. It is easily recognizable by its small pale yellow flowers. Native to Northern Europe and Central Asia, camelina is an ancient oilseed plant cultivated for millennia for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Camelina oil is renowned for its balanced nutritional profile, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E. Besides its culinary use, this oil is also employed in the cosmetic industry for its moisturizing and revitalizing benefits for the skin.
Artisanal Production by Huilerie Beaujolaise
The camelina seeds grown in France are first cold-pressed in a continuous screw press with a settling phase. The oil is then filtered away from light and heat to prevent rancidity.
How to Use Camelina Oil in Cooking?
Camelina oil is a valuable ally in the kitchen. It can be used as a salad dressing, adding a subtle nutty touch. It is ideal for grilled or steamed vegetables, enhancing their natural flavor. Moreover, it is perfect for marinating meats and fish, offering a delicate and balanced note. Did you know? Rich in Omega-3, it is precious for sensitive skin.
How to Store Traditional Virgin Camelina Oil from Huilerie Beaujolaise?
It is highly recommended to store camelina oil in a cool place, below 15°C, preferably in a dry place and away from light.
Some Suggestions for Using Camelina Oil
- Camelina Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Peel and chop sweet potatoes into pieces. In a bowl, mix them with a generous spoonful of camelina oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a pinch of paprika. Spread this mixture on a baking sheet and bake until the sweet potatoes are tender and crispy. Camelina oil, with its subtle hazelnut flavor, enhances the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes, creating a flavorful and nutritious side dish.
- Goat Cheese Salad with Camelina Oil: In a bowl, mix camelina oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic and parsley, salt, and pepper. Sauté hazelnuts for 2 minutes in a pan and chop them with a knife. Cut slices of goat cheese and grill slices of bread. Lightly spread them with fig jam and place the goat cheese slices on top. Arrange green salad on plates, place the slices on top, drizzle with your vinaigrette, and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts. Enjoy it right away.
- Steamed Vegetables with Camelina Oil: Steam broccoli, carrots, and green beans. In a bowl, add a generous spoonful of camelina oil, a drizzle of fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Gently mix to coat the vegetables in this fragrant mixture.
Enjoy the freshness of vegetables combined with the subtlety of camelina oil for an unforgettable culinary experience.
|Genus and botanical species||Camelina sativa seed oil|
|Ingredients||100% huile vierge de cameline*|
|100% camelina seed virgin**|
|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) : 11.2 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 0 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 0 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 0 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 0 g