Grape seed oil has many healthy benefits. It is a simple and tasty substitute for vegetable oils, butter or canola. It is low in saturated fat, yet high in poly-saturated fat like omega 6. It is also high in linoleic acid, which is not manufactured by the body. Since this important acid must be ingested, grape seed is an ideal oil to add to some of your recipes. Additionally, grape seed oil is high in vitamin E and therefore is good for the skin. I think it is one of the more versatile oils. It has a light flavor and blends well with meats and vegetables. Here are 7 uses for grape seed oil.
- Brush on vegetables for the grill. My favorite is on eggplant.
- Substitute is for butter when making rolls or bread. Instead of spreading butter or olive oil, you can brush your French bread with grape seed oil.
- 3. If you love to bake, try coating your pans with grape seed oil instead of shortening or butter. This will lower the calories too.
- Since grape seed oil has a high boiling temperature, it is great for stir frying. Get your heat going on your wok with your oil and then drop in your chopped vegetables. It is also great with tofu.
- Grape seed oil makes for a great rub, especially if you add the Himalayan pink sea salt. There is something about these two ingredients together that makes chicken and fish taste so good.
- Lower your caloric intake. Make your own salad dressing. Use grape seed oil along with a little balsamic vinegar and an Italian herb blend to season your salad.
- You can also use grape seed to fry your food. I think it is great for breaded shrimp.