La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut oil is the fruit of passionate, patience, and artisanal care. We believe traditional methods are still the best ways to retain all the flavors, nutrients and health benefits that nature provides.
Our walnut oil is pressed in our artisan nut mill in Woodland, CA from hand-roasted California walnuts, picked for flavor and quality.
This versatile treasure is delicate and pale in color, with a rich yet elusively nutty taste that has the delicacy of walnut nutmeats without the heaviness or bitterness.
It is easy to use in baking, vinaigrette dressings, and every day cooking. Substitute for vegetable oil in your favorite brownie mix or recipe for the #bestbrowniesever, or add some magic to your banana bread!
Plus, walnut oil is a delicious plant-based source of Omega-3 fatty acid!
Health Benefits: Good source of omega 3, especially the alpha-linoleic (ALA) component. The health benefits associated with omega 3 consumption include cardiovascular effects, neuro-protection, a counter to inflammation and bad cholesterol.
Omega 3: 1.24g per serving
Phytosterols : 1.8g/kg
Plant sterols, phytosterols, are cholesterols-like compounds that are found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. Phytosterols are not produced in the body, their sole source is diet. Phytosterols have the same function as cholesterol in the body. The advantage of phytosterols is that they don’t have the side effects associated with high cholesterol foods. Plant-based diet rich in phytosterols is known to reduce serum total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL), ‘bad’, cholesterol. In contrast, animal-based diet contributes to elevated serum cholesterol level.
Tocopherols (vitamin E): 268-436mg/kg (gamma-tocopherols make up 90% of total).
Ingredients: 100% Pure Walnut oil
In traditional Chinese medicine, walnuts are associated with kidneys, promote brain health, sharp thinking and generally build up health.
Studies have shown that regular intake of walnut can assist in maintaining brain function with age.**
****Shibu M. Poulose, Marshall G. Miller, and Barbara Shukitt-Hale “Role of Walnuts in Maintaining Brain Health with Age” http://jn.nutrition.org/content/144/4/561S.full