I was shopping for Olive Oil a few days ago (EVOO is one of those things I never, ever let myself run out of) when a bright and beautiful bottle caught my eye. It was Pompeian’s new 100 percent Grapeseed Oil.
After I put my EVOO in the cart and turned it to look the other way, I didn’t want it to see me checking out another oil, after all, I read the back of the Grapeseed Oil:
Pompeian imports 100% of its Grapeseed Oil from France. Grapeseed Oil is an all-natural cooking oil known for its high smoke point, a characteristic that makes it an ideal choice for stir-frying, deep frying, and sauteing. Its light flavor preserves the natural flavors of food. Grapeseed oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant.
Pompeian Grapeseed Oil is made from the seeds of wine grapes and the flavor is extra-special and delicate. I think of it as Olive Oil’s very laid back cousin.
I made a Rosemary White Bean Spread yesterday and used a combination of Grapeseed Oil and Olive Oil rather than all Olive Oil. I thought the flavor would be smooth and delicious (it was) while giving my loved ones a nice extra kick of antioxidants.
This morning, I used Pompeian Grapeseed Oil in my skillet before frying my egg for breakfast. The flavor was subtle and outstanding. Truth be told, I think what I enjoyed most was the fact that the Grapeseed oil just complimented the egg’s flavor instead of competing with it for attention. Although I have to admit, I do enjoy the heck out of an egg fried in a combo of butter and Olive Oil.
Look for Pompeian Grapeseed Oil in your favorite grocery store. I give it a 10 out of 10. Click here for more information.