Here's a reader question I answered recently…
I started reading your blog and really like it. I was wondering what the general opinion is of grapeseed oil? I had switched to that before I started reading your blog. I have read many of your articles, but I didn't see grapeseed oil anywhere in them.
Good question! Here's what I found on the Weston A. Price site:
Question: Is grapeseed oil a good choice? We hear so much about it. I have read that grape seed oil has a very high smoke point so it is a good oil to use for cooking.
Answer: Grapeseed oil contains phenols that raise the smoke point. However it is very high in omega-6 fatty acids, so it not a good choice for our diets–we need to avoid excess omega-6 fatty acids as much as possible. Also, grapeseed oil is industrially processed with hexane and other carcinogenic solvents, and traces will remain in the oil.
- Read more Q & A’s from the Weston A. Price site: “Some typical questions and misconceptions on fats and oils.”
- And more on grapeseed oil
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