Answers to your questions
It is good to be well informed about the products you are buying. Here we have collected answers to your most frequently asked questions.
How do you produce grape seed oil? After pressing the grapes, the pomace remains, which is our input raw material. The seeds are separated from the pomace by sifting, which are washed and dried. When drying, make sure that the temperature does not exceed 40 °C. We sift the dried pecans again to clean them of impurities. The beans are then cold-pressed at a temperature of up to 40 °C. When pressing, only a mechanical process is used, without any chemicals and additional heating. The oil thus preserves many vitamins and other nutrients.
Where do you get grape pomace? Grape pomace is obtained by the pomace sowing process. The grapes that remain after pressing the grapes are obtained from the Jeruzalem Ormož winery.
Where do you press the grape seed oil? We press the grape seed oil at local oil producers who have an appropriate press for cold pressing the oil and operate according to HACCP standards.
How do you take care of the safety and suitability of grape seed oil and flour? We produce food according to the guidelines of good hygiene practice and the HACCP principle. In all stages of production, we take care of strict hygiene and other measures to offer you safe and high-quality food.
Who can consume grape seed oil? Anyone can consume grape seed oil. It has a delicate taste and goes perfectly with all dishes. Since it is fat, it should of course be consumed in moderation.
How to use grape seed oil? Use grape seed oil for cooking, baking, frying at a high temperature and for dressings. It is versatile in the kitchen. You can also use it for skin and hair care, as an independent oil or make homemade natural cosmetics from it.
Why is grape seed oil good? Grape seed oil mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids, which "displace" bad cholesterol due to its structure. Grape seed oil thus lowers bad cholesterol in a natural way. It also contains many antioxidants that prevent oxidative stress.
Does grape seed oil lower cholesterol? Yes. It has been scientifically proven that polyunsaturated fatty acids displace bad cholesterol, as they have a similar structure. Since grape seed oil mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids, it is an excellent food for lowering bad cholesterol in a natural way.
Is grapeseed oil suitable for cooking? Yes, grapeseed oil is very suitable for cooking and is used by many world-renowned masterchefs. It's mild in flavor and has a very high smoke point, which means you can heat it up a lot. Since our oil is cold-pressed, we recommend that you use it cold - to prepare salads, dressings, add to smoothies or appetizers. Of course, you can also use it to prepare heat-treated dishes (baking pastries, roasting meat, cooking oil...)
Does grape seed oil spoil quickly? Grape seed oil has a shelf life like other oils and is not perishable. It just needs to be stored properly. The oil must be in a dark place and closed. Namely, light and oxygen have the greatest influence on the oil spoiling. Evioil grape seed oil is bottled in dark bottles. If you keep it in a drawer, at room temperature, and the bottle is closed after use, you will use it up before it goes bad.
How often do you press the oil? We press the oil on the fly in smaller quantities so that we can offer you fresh oil with a good shelf life.
When should I eat grape seed oil? You can eat grape seed oil at any time. If you like the taste and its properties, replace the oil you use with it. If you have high cholesterol, regular consumption of grapeseed oil and a proper diet can lower cholesterol naturally. To reduce bad cholesterol, a daily intake of 2 teaspoons of grape seed oil is recommended.
Which fats are in grape seed oil? Grape seed oil contains mainly unsaturated fatty acids Grape seed oil contains 11 g of saturated fatty acids, 18 g of monounsaturated fatty acids and 69 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Which type of grapes do you use for grape seed oil? For Evioil grape seed oil, we mainly use white grape varieties grown in the Ljutomersko - Ormoška vineyards. These are the varieties: chardonnay, yellow muscat, traminec and chipon. We also use red grape varieties, namely blue francinja and merlot.
How do you produce grape seed flour? After pressing the grape seed oil, briquettes remain. These are degreased and pressed grape pomace. These grape bunches are then taken to the mill, where they are ground on a millstone. We get defatted flour or t. i. grape seed extract, which contains a lot of fiber.
Does grape seed flour contain gluten? Grape seed flour does not contain gluten and is suitable for a gluten-free diet. Since other types of flour are also ground in the mill, the flour may contain traces of gluten. Therefore, it is not suitable for people who have a severe form of celiac disease and must strictly avoid gluten intake.
Where do you grind grape seed flour? We grind grape seed flour at a local miller who uses a millstone to grind the flour. Horrible beans are the hardest seed, so finely grinding the beans requires power that only a millstone can produce.
Why is the production of grape seed oil and flour good for our planet? Grape seed oil and flour are produced from pomace, which is waste from wine production. Therefore, for the production of oil and flour from grape pomace, we do not use additional resources, such as water, soil, various means for pest control, .. In the production of other types of oil and flour, they grow plants or seeds exclusively for oil production..