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La Tourangelle Roasted Almond Oil 500 ml

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  • Artisan Care:  La Tourangelle handcrafts this Roasted Almond Oil in Woodland, California strictly following 150-year-old French traditional methods because they believe artisan care is still the best way to retain all the flavors, nutrients and health benefits that nature provides
  • A well-kept secret: La Tourangelle roasted almond oil adds a subtle almond taste to any dish and gives a fresh touch to your meal, transforming the ordinary into exta-ordinary
  • The oil reveals subtle nuances when combined with other ingredients
  • Its delicate character makes it a good substitute for olive oil
  • When combined with any salad, fish or vegetable dish, almond oil helps to fashion a gourmet meal
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Usage:  La Tourangelle Roasted Almond oil is a popular addition to cookies, cakes, shortbread – it is absolutely wonderful on all baked goods. Roasted Almond oil is a subtle, unique, fresh addition to seasoning, dressings, sauces and marinades. It suits pasta, potatoes, beans, chicken, duck perfectly. It is spectacular with all greens (green bean, radish, artichoke, lettuce).

Health Benefits: Almonds are clearly good for you. Almond oil or almond milk is used in almost all cosmetic products. Rich in vitamins E, B and P, almond oil contains high levels of monounsaturated fatty acid (like olive oil), but it usually also has a decent amount of linoleic fatty acid. This balance makes for a very healthy oil that will help to protect your heart and fight against bad cholesterol.

Heat: Medium-high heat

Taste:  Subtle flavor – slightly sweet, roasted, and nutty

La Tourangelle: Expertise Centuries in the Making

Keeping Alive the Artisan Tradition

La Tourangelle is the proud recipient of a time-honored tradition with origins in the Loire Valley of France. Since the Middle Ages, local artisan “Maître Moulinier” (Master Roaster) have mastered the art of roasting and pressing nuts kernels into delicious oils.

La Tourangelle is one of these few remaining oil mills keeping this heritage alive in Saumur, France and since 2002, in Woodland, California.  They are a family-owned company whose mastery of oil production is the fruit of passion, integrity, and pride.

La Tourangelle has been built on values of authenticity, heritage and innovation. Our 150-year old mill is keeping alive the traditional production method because we believe it is still the best way to retain all the flavors, nutrients and health benefits that nature provides.

Hand Selecting the Best Nuts

The oil mill in Woodland, California, produces oil from nuts grown in orchards near the mill, in the fertile Central Valley of California or in Cooperative farms from Oregon. The highest quality nuts are selected.

Shelled Nuts

After harvesting, the nuts are washed, sorted, dried and shelled. The walnut kernels are then ground and poured into cast iron kettles for roasting. In French, the kettles are called “Pôellette” …we dare you to pronounce it !

Hand-Roasting the Nuts

The cast iron pots used to roast the nuts came from the mill in France, and they are as critical to the process as the artisanal know-how. If you simply press a fresh walnut, the oil you get lacks character. But when the nuts are roasted just perfectly, the rich flavor of the nuts is brought out in the oil.

Expeller-Pressed Century-old French Press

La Tourangelle uses a century-old hydraulic French press to slowly and mechanically extract the best of  the nuts. It is basically just a big old steel stamp that pressed the nuts. No need for chemicals here

Making outstanding oil is an expertise that is part art, part science; every detail counts from the timing of the harvest, the careful selection of the fruit, to the technique for pressing. La Tourangelle prides itself  in offering you the best.

The Filtering

Once the Old French press as done its job, La Tourangelle’s people have a beautiful and delicious oil that they need to filter in order to remove any impurities.   They use cotton filters to keep the process natural from start to finish.

The “Cake”

 

What about the remaining dried pressed nuts ?  They call it “The Cake” because it really has the shape of a cake and looks as good as a real cake.  They give it to feed cattle around. Nothing is lost in the nuts !

La Tourangelle Core Values

PLEASURE AND NUTRITION

La Tourangelle believes that food should be both enjoyable and nutritious. In this vein, they produce artisan oils that are both healthy and delicious. They never compromise the taste.

TRANSPARENCY

Transparency is key to educating consumers on La Tourangelle products. For this reason, they commit to fully communicating on their production processes, quality certifications and partnerships.

NON-GMO CERTIFIED

A pillar commitment from the company’s beginnings, all their products are Non-GMO certified. La Tourangelle trusts in nature and strive to minimize human intervention where possible.

LIKE-MINDED SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS

Driven by their passion, La Tourangelle has established partnerships with a handpicked selection of like-minded producers of high quality oils. Every detail counts from the timing of the harvest, the careful selection of the fruit, to the technique for pressing and filtering…they choose only the best artisan oil producers around the world.

PROMOTING NUTRITION AND HEALTHY DIET

Each new batch produced is carefully analyzed and evaluated for its nutritional contribution of Omega 3, MCT’s, fatty acid content and vitamins. They make sure to share the right information to help provide guidance for healthy diets.

ORGANIC

La Tourangelle favors organic ingredients whenever possible. When not possible (as in the case of raw materials for nut oils, where organic supply is very limited), they work with local farmer coops that are respectful of their lands and workers.

FAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES

La Tourangelle has established a Fair Trade program with their organic coconut oil supplier in the Philippines as they believe that social responsibility starts with manufacturers.  They are proud to produce an organic product that is beneficial to nature, while ensuring fair compensation to coconut farmers.

ENVIRONMENT

As the folks at La Tourangelle feel that eating lower on the food chain is more beneficial to the environment, the majority of the recipes that they promote are plant based.

INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION

La Tourangelle believes that teaching the next generation about growing fruits and vegetables and about the life cycle of plants will help build a better future. As such, they are proud to support local gardening programs such as Edible Garden or Yolo Farm to fork.

FREE

La Touranglle products are free of chemicals, gluten, sodium, BPA, and GMOs… Simply put, free of substances that they believe could be harmful to people and nature.

 

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