Uses and Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

watkins grapeseed oil health benefits and other usesYou may have already heard that among cooking oils, Grapeseed Oil is a healthy favorite. Unlike Olive oil, the flavor is so light and neutral that it won’t alter the taste of your foods. It is great for sauteing, grilling, using in vinegar dressings, and even deep frying due to the stability, and high-temperature smoke point.

JR Watkins Grapeseed Oil is a superb choice. It is versatile, light, and practically odorless and tasteless. Excellent as a dipping oil or for use on pasta, it contains zero Trans fats, and no gluten or distilled white vinegar. A serving size of 1 Tablespoon contains 120 calories.

Health Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

Because Grape seeds are full of potent antioxidants known as Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes (OPCs) they help fight free radicals which can contribute to premature aging and numerous chronic diseases. OPC compounds have been show to benefit the body in many other ways. They are antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, and more.

At only 8%, Grapeseed oil is very low in saturated fat. By contrast, olive oil contains double that amount. Grapeseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fat which helps raise good cholesterol (HDL), and lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. The percentage of linoleic acid is high (between 65 and 72 percent) in Grapeseed oil. Linoleic acid converts to conjugated-linoleic acid (CLA) which reduces cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and improves weight loss. (PubMed Reference).

Grapeseed Oil also contains about twice the amount of Vitamin E (an antioxidant) as Olive oil, along with other powerful antioxidants!

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