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09-03-2005, 03:41 PM
I am looking for a good place online to purchased cold pressed oils. Can someone recommend a place?
09-03-2005, 03:45 PM
Alissa sells Virgin Oil De Coco-Crème and Bariani Raw Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil on her website at www.alissacohen.com.
09-04-2005, 07:28 PM
Thanks, I have been buying stuff from her and I saw she had the raw olive oil. I just got a shipment of the raw agave nectar from her online store also.
However, I am looking for a raw Canola oil or other light oil, like sunflower oil or grapeseed oil. Sometimes Olive oil is over powering in my raw dressings that I make. I have tried watering it down and that definitely helps, but it ruins the consistency of the dressing. This is why I want an oil other than olive oil.
I have located a Hain 100% expeller pressed sunflower oil, but I have not received a reply from an email I sent to Hain inquiring to see if the oil was ever heated beyond the raw temperature.
I would think if it is 100% expeller pressed, then it should not be heated. I ask the people at the health food store and they say that they do not think it is heated. However, I do not wish to take the chance.
09-05-2005, 09:43 AM
I was able to find raw sesame oil at a healthfood store once. It was in a big barrel and you poured your own bottle. I have since moved and have not found it anywhere else. I did see cold-pressed organic sunflower oil at my healthfood store the other day. I havent looked into it, but maybe a healthfood store near you could order you some, or even has some on its shelves!
Hemp Oil is cold pressed, and oh so good for you :) I use it for salads and in my morning smoothie.
Some places to get info on it are:
(Alissa sells Living Harvest brand in her "Supplements" section.)
09-05-2005, 11:06 AM
kmik, would you say hemp oil has a light oil taste like sunflower oil? I mean when you mix it in your salad dressing, does it have a dominant taste like olive oil would or is it more smooth?
09-08-2005, 09:36 PM
I finally heard back from Hain in regards to their oils that are expeller pressed. I specifically asked them if it was heated over 120 and you can tell from their evasive response that they did not want to answer that question. Either way, I know now that their expeller pressed oils are heated above 120. Here is the email they sent me.
Dear Mr. Wilson,
Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our Hain Product. We strive to maintain the highest quality products and appreciate your patronage.
An expeller pressed oil is an oil that is processed by being pressed mechanically and without any added heat and/or chemicals. This is sometimes referred to 'cold pressed' but this is not accurate since the process itself does generate heat.
As one of our valued customers, your satisfaction is very important to us and we will share your comments with our Leadership Team. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-434-4246, Monday through Friday from 7AM - 5PM Mountain Time.
Consumer Response Representative
I would say hemp oil has a light taste. I put it in my morning smoothies and my kids don't even notice it. Whenever I have to make a salad for family gatherings everyone raves (hemp oil, vinegar and a little garlic salt). It gets gobbled up quickly.
09-25-2005, 08:44 AM
I am new to raw and trying to stock my pantry. While I was shopping I saw "cold pressed" and "first cold pressed" olive oils. What is the difference?
09-25-2005, 09:43 AM
The first cold pressed is the first pressing of the olives. There can be subsequent pressings, so the first pressing is always the freshest and highest in nutrients!
09-25-2005, 12:13 PM
this is an excellent website, with truly raw oilives, olive oil, nuts, nutbutters, etc.
It is the only brand I buy, very wonderful.
09-26-2005, 09:22 AM
Samuel Wilson, I've found some really in-depth information on oils. Some of what I've found shocked me!
Did you know that canola oil is a brand new product (since the 90's) which was totally hyped to the American public as "healthy" because:
1) after beating up on the natural oils like coconut and palm, which everyone said increased your risk of heart disease, the big food industry people couldn't backtrack and start using them again after they found out it WASN'T the saturated fats that were bad, but the HYDROGENATED part that was killing us! In fact, the tropical oils if NOT PROCESSED are actually very good for our bodies.
2) it's too expensive for them to use the good stuff in their processed products
3) canola oil is cheaper to use than a lot of other oils, and yes, it does contain Omega- 3 oils (that's about the only good part) so they can call it "heart healthy"
Anyway, the safflower oil, sunflower oil, and other polyunsaturates aren't really the best for us, since we get an overabundance of Omega-6 in our diets; better to stick with something like hemp oil, or the good coconut oil as substitutes for olive oil especially in fruit salads and raw dressings.
you can view all in Mercola.com on oils. I'll try to find the link for you.
09-26-2005, 10:03 AM
Flora (Udos Oil) brand sells raw cold processed dietary supplement oils such as walnut oil and thier Udos blend oil either of which you could use in raw recipes. I haven't bought any of the flora oils recently, but I know there are a variety to choose from. Udo Urasmus who runs Udos, and is the parent company for Flora was the pioneer in cold pressing oils for mass health food store sales. He wrote the book Fats that HEal, Fats that Kill, and helped invent cold processing machines as well.
A thought you might want to consider, I have used fresh mashed avocados in place of oil when I want something lighter in taste and flavor. THey can be used in both sweet (puddings) and savory (dressing for salad) dishes.
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