Grape seed oil: good and bad
Grape seed oil has an amazing biochemical composition, therefore it is considered a valuable curative, nutritional and cosmetic product.It smokes at a temperature of 216 ° C, so it is used in high-temperature processing methods.This product has a clean, light taste, so it is often used for making sauces, salad dressings.It is also used as a base for oil extract from rosemary, garlic, etc. In addition, oil is successfully used in cosmetology, pharmacology and aromatherapy.
Nutritional value of the product
The vitamin-mineral composition and properties of grape seed oil depend on the grape variety and the method of production of the product.Most often, the oil is extracted by a process called hot extraction, or by cold pressing.In the second case, it takes more time, financial costs, but the result is much better( the vitamin-mineral composition is more balanced).
The energy value of the oil is as follows:
- proteins - 0 g;
- fats 100 g( this is 900 kcal);
- carbohydrates - 0 g.
Grape seed oil contains such natural amino acids:
- linoleic( 72%) - stimulates the regeneration of the skin, maintains an ideal level of skin hydration, renders immunostimulating, anti-inflammatory, excellentAffects the state of blood vessels and heart;
- oleic( 16%) - normalizes the metabolism;
- palmitic( 7) - protects the skin from dryness, improves the condition of hair, nails;
- stearic( 4%) - increases the protective properties of the skin;
- alpha-linoleic( less than 1%,) - reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis;
- palmitoleinic( less than 1%) - has an emollient, nutritious, protective, moisturizing, soothing, regenerating action.
Also included in the oil are unsaponifiable substances( 0.8 to 1.5%), rich in phenols( tocopherol) and steroids( campesterol, beta-sitsterol, stigmasterol).
Biologically active natural compounds of campesterol, tocopherol, stigmasterol, beta-sitesterol in this oil are extremely useful for the human body.The abundance of micro- and macro elements( sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, etc.), flavonoids, enzymes, phytoncides, chlorophyll, tannins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols makes this product indispensable.Also in this oil contains a large number of vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, E.
Use of grape seed oil
The following properties are attributed to the grape seed oil:
- regenerating( promotes the rapid restoration of damaged tissues);
- antioxidant( protects cells from the effects of free radicals);
- cytoprotective( stimulates the skin's ability to self-repair, preserves the integrity of the extracellular matrix).
Grape seed oil has a high resistance to oxidation( due to the low content of Omega-3).Therefore, this product is often added to other edible oils( linseed, olive, sunflower) in order to increase the shelf life.
Antioxidant resveratrol has anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic, antitumor, antisclerotic effect.
Is it possible to damage grape seed oil
Usually grape seed oil is perfectly perceived by the human body.However, in the case of an individual intolerance to the product, it should not be used.This is the only factor that can contribute to the fact that grape seed oil will harm a person.
Important : it is necessary to remember that after the first use the product should be stored in the refrigerator, and before opening the jar should be in a dark place at room temperature.
Grape seed oil applications in cooking, medicine, cosmetology
The main producers of grape seed oil are countries known for their winemaking traditions - Italy, Argentina, Spain, France.
Grape seed oil has a light yellow color with a green tint.It has a delicate spicy taste, a light nutty flavor.This oil perfectly emphasizes the taste qualities of fish, meat, vegetable dishes, spaghetti.It is successfully used for cooking deep-fried products, for domestic canning, marinades for fish, poultry, meat are prepared from it.Literally a couple of drops of oil from grape seeds will make the baking fragrant.This product can be added to various side dishes: in porridge, mashed potatoes.
To accurately measure the amount of oil, you will need the following information:
- 1 tsp.= 5 g;
- 1 tbsp.L.= 17 g;
- 1 glass = 230 g.
In medicine, grape seed oil is effectively used to strengthen immunity, maintain the functioning of such organs and body systems:
- Gastrointestinal tract;
- cardiovascular system;
- female genitourinary system;
- male health;
- various skin diseases.
Medical preparations, which contain grape seed oil, are successfully used in the treatment of abrasions, burns, injuries and various damages to the skin.This oil tones up, activates regeneration processes.
Already in the Middle Ages, grape seed oil was used in Italian, French cosmetology.
It acts as one of the main components of the products that make hair silky and shiny.Also, oil helps to narrow pores, clean tissues and protect them from inflammation.It fits any skin, perfectly tones up, restores the cells elasticity and elasticity.