OIL 250ml

50,00 47,62 bez VAT

Production of chufa oil: The oil is produced as a result of cold processing through mechanic pressing of clean bulbs, similarly to the production of traditional olive oil. Chufa oil is definitely richer in unsaturated fatty acids (83.8%) than in saturated fatty acids. The most important is oleic acid, but it is also worth mentioning other acids: palmitic, linoleic, stearic, myristic, and palmitoleic. Chufa oil may be an interesting alternative for olive oil both in terms of use, as well as in terms of its physicochemical  properties.

  • Nearly ten times higher content of phytosterols than in olive oil, which lowers the level of bad cholesterol LDL.
  • Has antioxidant properties due to the high content of vitamins E and C.
  • High concentration of oleic acid: 77%.
  • Low acidity, which results in unique qualities in terms of taste and health.
  • Recommended for people with circulatory disorders and atherosclerotic lesions.
  • Is characterized by a slightly nutty aroma and golden color.
  • Does not contain nuts and does not sensitize.
  • Ideal for salads, meat, fish, sauces and marinates.
  • Higher smoke point than olive oil, whereby it is good for frying.
  • It is important and the chufa oil is made from the bulbs from Spain. The long and careful drying process affects the growth in the concentration of important fatty acids.

Country of origin: Spain

DENOMINACIÓN DE ORIGEN CHUFA DE VALENCIA

Ecological farming

Description

Extra virgin chufa oil is a result of the process of cold pressing. Produced from chufa sedge under the control proper for ecologic farming produce cultivated directly by farmers in the province of Valencia in Spain.

Oleic acid: 68%, unsaturated fatty acids: 83%

Like in the case of the bulbs of chufa sedge, there is scientific evidence that for chufa oil was first used in ancient Egypt. It was used as seasoning for dishes and Egyptian women applied it as a basic ingredient of the substance for skin care.

Extracting oil: Oil is extracted through cold pressing, where cleaned bulbs are pressed in the way resembling the traditional production of olive oil.

Content of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

  • Chufa oil: 11% palmitic, 77% oleic (OMEGA-9), 8.5% linoleic (OMEGA-6)
  • Olive oil: 14% palmitic, 72% oleic, 9% linoleic
  • Sunflower oil: 9% palmitic, 72% oleic, 63% linoleic

Chufa oil has antioxidant properties due to the content of vitamins E and C, as well mainly monounsaturated fats, which makes it a product recommended in the diet of patients endangered with circulation system diseases.

Nutrition: Oil has a mild and pleasant taste and flavor with a touch of earth and chufa bulbs. It is considered cooking oil since it resembles olive oil, which it surpasses in terms of quality. It is a perfect addition to salads, meats and fish dishes, and also serves to prepare alioli sauce and any other dressings and seasonings.

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Description

Chufa oil is definitely richer in unsaturated fatty acids (83.8%) than in saturated fatty acids. The most important is oleic acid, but it is also worth mentioning other acids: palmitic, linoleic, stearic, myristic, and palmitoleic. Chufa oil may be an interesting alternative for olive oil both in terms of use, as well as in terms of its physicochemical  properties.

Chufa oil has a bright amber color, and its smell and flavor is very delicate and pleasant. The first record of the use of chufa oil reaches back ancient Egypt, where it was utilized as a culinary additive and a skin regenerating agent.