La Tourangelle handcrafts this Roasted Walnut Oil in Woodland, California strictly following the 150-year-old traditional methods of its French sister oil mill. Slowly roasted to perfection, expeller-pressed and lightly filtered, this oil adds a rich walnut taste to salad dressing, pasta, grilled meat or fish, baked pastries, and is perfect to dip with bread.
La Tourangelle is the first oil mill in California to produce walnut oil using traditional French methods. After harvesting, the nuts are washed, sorted, sun-dried for several days and stored for further drying. The walnut kernels are then ground and roasted in cast-iron kettles. The resulting warm paste is pressed in a hydraulic press. Following mechanical extraction, the oil is lightly filtered and bottled. Walnut oil is extracted from English walnuts only.
La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil is a rich source of omega 3 (1.4g per 1 Tbs.), which can help to prevent cardiovascular disease while acting as a counterweight to bad cholesterol. Since the oil is not refined, it also has a very high level of natural antioxidants. Walnut oil contains 72% polyunsaturated fat by content: 60% linolenic acid and 12% alpha-linolenic acid.
Suitable for medium-high heat: Perfect for sautéing, baking, dipping, blending into a dressing/sauce, or drizzling on a finished dish. Smoke point 375ºF.
Refrigerate after opening.
Unopened: 24-month shelf life
Opened: best used within 6 months