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Grape seed oil

The product, also known as grape oil, grape seed oil or wine seed oil, is obtained from the grape seeds contained in the pressing residues(pomace) by cold or hot pressing or extraction and is used as an edible oil. Cold pressed oil has a light green iridescent colour and a slightly nutty taste, whereby the grape is still recognisable in taste. Besides fatty acids, it also contains the antioxidants vitamin E, resveratrol, proanthocyanidins and lecithin. It is well suited for seasoning salads and sauces, cheese or for pickling meat. The press residue from cold pressing is processed into grape seed flour. Hot pressed oil is an edible oil that is neutral in taste and colour. It contains small amounts of natural fat-accompanying substances. In addition, grape seed oil is used as a base for cosmetic preparations and in vinotherapy; the effect of this was already known in the Middle Ages.

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