Got My Grapeseed Oil - Pic ComparisonFriday, September 06, 2013
A couple weeks ago, I did a blog post on Grapeseed oil as one of the products on my wishlist. After researching this oil and learning about all the benefits it contained, I figured, why not test it out. I purchased the Filippo Berio brand from my local grocery store (in the picture above, on the right). However, immediately after purchasing it, my hubby noticed the color of the oil and brought it to my attention.
He mentioned that the oil looked very yellow, as if it was not originally from grapes, due to it's unauthentic color. I was somewhat shocked he would say that, but he did have a point. Although the Filippo Berio brand was 100% Pure (according to it's label), it was probably filtered/refined to some degree. I began Googling images of Grapeseed oil to see if there was a visual comparison between the different brands. I then came across my girl Ms EbonyCPrincess' post on Gourmet Oils vs. Grocery store oils and the difference between the two. She mentioned that the gourmet oils tend to be thicker in nature and much more potent (higher in quality). She gave reference to a video that displayed the Gourmet Grapeseed oil having a greenish looking color (similar to the picture below of the LaTournagelle Grapeseed oil). The video explained that the gourmet version was silkier to the touch and had a "nutty" scent. That right there was my "Ah ha" moment! Thanks ECP for sharing that.
With that being said, I went over to Marshalls, looked in the cooking section and lo-and-behold it was there! I found the La Tourangelle brand of gourmet expeller pressed Grapeseed oil (very good brand). I really like the fact that the oil is in a can to preserve it's freshness. The can is huge in size, which will last me well into next year. Though it was more than double the grocery store price, I wanted to try the thicker more potent version for myself. I hope I like it :)
Edit To Add: Check out my Grapeseed Oil Review
What brand of Grapeseed Oil do you use?