Why Hazelnut Oil?
There are many options when it comes to cooking oils, and many questions as to which are best to use and healthiest for our bodies. Nut and seed oils are at the top of the list for uses, flavor, and health benefits. Our guides illustrate where many common cooking oils rank on quantity of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats, as well as the smoke points of the different oils. Among the many options, Laurel Oregon Hazelnut Oil stands out as a healthy, versatile, and flavorful oil for all your cooking needs.
Laurel Oregon Hazelnut Oil leads the pack in quantity of monounsaturated fat, has more polyunsaturated fat than olive oil, and has one of the lowest quantities of saturated fat of all cooking oils. Why do these fats matter?
A diet high in saturated fat is linked to heart disease, stroke, and high LDL cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends replacing saturated fats with mono and polyunsaturated fats in your diet to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and increase your intake of cell-protecting antioxidant Vitamin E, and omega fatty acids, which are all great things for your body.
Some sources claim hazelnut oil is not to be used for higher heat cooking like sautéing or roasting, but that’s just not the case. Hazelnut oil, with a smoke point of up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit, is a robust oil for sautéing, baking, roasting and grilling. Most foods are cooked well below, or up to this temperature, so you can confidently use Laurel Oregon Hazelnut oil in most any recipe.
Because Laurel Oregon Hazelnut Oil is cold-pressed, unrefined, and never filtered, our oil is rich in beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Similar to extra virgin olive oil, the nutrients in Laurel Hazelnut Oil will slightly lower the smoke point compared to refined oils. Oils that have been chemically refined have higher smoke points but are far less healthful. When cooking with any oil be mindful of the pan, if it begins to smoke you will need to use a reduced temperature or add your ingredients earlier to dissipate the heat.
In the sea of cooking oils Laurel Hazelnut Oil is not only an outstanding choice for your health it is also an exceedingly adaptable and flavorful oil. Made with premium Oregon hazelnuts, Laurel Hazelnut Oil is excellent in a dressing or marinade, perfect for grilling meat, an ideal substitute for butter when baking, or simply for dipping your favorite crusty bread. Try Laurel Hazelnut Oil in your favorite dishes today.