Melrose Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil is produced by pressing Apricot Kernels at less than 40C. The oil is then bottled under nitrogen and packed in amber glass to reduce both photon and auto-oxidation. This preserves the nutritional value, and helps maintain its fresh taste.
Apricot Kernel Oil is a straw coloured, light fine quality oil. Melrose Kitchen Oils are your best guarantee of freshness, purity and quality. The importance of the essential fatty acids in vegetable oils demand nothing less.
In our commitment to health and the consumer, we do not stop at the manufacturing and distribution of the highest quality certified organic, fresh oils. We also aim to educate the user about fats and oils and where possible, shed light on controversial nutritional issues.
John Finnegan (Author of The Facts about Fats) says: - "Good quality oils need to be expellor-pressed at temperatures below 45 degrees C and not solvent extracted. They should not be subjected to high heat temperatures, to deodourising, bleaching, alkali refining or winterising processes. They need to be produced by light and oxygen excluding methods, bottled in containers that prevent the further exposure to light which causes rancidity and where possible, they should be produced from organically grown seed".
Education - The right oil for the right result Melrose have oils for specific needs and uses. For instance, it is not generally known that it is only in Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil that the antioxidant polyphenols and squalane are present. In "Pure" and "Light" Olive oil, these natural ingredients have been removed in the refining process.