Grapeseed Oil is beneficial to our health and has a neutral flavor. It has a high smoke point-can be heated up to 485 degrees, so it is great for sautéing with high heat/temperature. Since the flavor is neutral it is great to use in recipes that need a delicate flavor that sometimes other oils do not possess. It is also great in skin care products since it is high in antioxidants-Caudalie, a French skincare company, uses this as one of their main ingredients. Caudalie products are available at Sephora.com
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Grape seed oil (also called grapeseed oil or grape oil) is a vegetable oil pressed from the seeds of various varieties of Vitis vinifera grapes, an abundant by-product of winemaking. Grape seed oil is used for salad dressings, marinades, deep frying, flavored oils, baking, massage oil, sunburn repair lotion, hair products, body hygiene creams, lip balm and hand creams. Most grape seed oil is produced in Italy, with other producing nations including France, Spain, and Argentina.
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