New in the Market: Sadaf Oils

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on April 8, 2013 · 1 comment

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Sadaf FoodssadafGrapeseed oil has been providing quality ethnic foods since 1982. We recently tasted and cooked with some of their different oils.

Oily facts:
• All salad and cooking oils come from vegetable, nut or seed sources.
• All oil has 14 grams of fat in 1 tablespoon. Oils are mixtures of saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
• All oils are lower in saturated fat than animal fats like butter, lard or bacon.
• Many oils are high in polyunsaturated fats – Sadaf’s Grapeseed Oil is a good example.
• Many oils are high in monounsaturated fats – Sadaf’s Light Olive Oil and Avocado Oil are good examples.
• All liquid oils are cholesterol and trans fat free.

Grapeseed oil is used more frequently in Europe as the common, every day, cooking oil. Sadaf’s Grapeseed Oil is a good choice for frying or baking. It’s sourced from recycled grape seeds that result from wine pressing. It has a nice light, nutty flavor which provides a good backdrop for recipes. It is kosher certified (OU).

Sadaf’s Light Olive Oil is light in flavor and color, not light in calories. This type of olive oil is an excellent choice for baking and when you are looking for healthy oil without the robust olive oil taste. The oil is sourced from Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey to provide a consistent blend and light color. It is kosher certified (OU).

Sadaf’s Avocado Oil is rich in heart healthy omega-3 fats. It is sourced from Mexico. It has a mild flavor and a high smoking point, which make it ideal for frying.

The smoking point of oil is the temperature at which the oil begins to breakdown, burn and smoke. Smoking ruins the flavor of the foods being cooked. The smoking point for avocado oil is 520OF (271oC), 465oF (242oC) for extra light olive oil and 420oF (216oF) for grapeseed oil.

Type and amount of fat found in 1 tablespoon of Sadaf oil:

Grapeseed Oil

Total Fat: 14 grams

Saturated Fat: 2 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 grams

Monounsaturated Fat: 3 grams

Light Olive Oil

Total Fat: 14 grams

Saturated Fat: 2 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 gram

Monounsaturated Fat: 11 grams

Avocado Oil

Total Fat: 14 grams

Saturated Fat: 2 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5 grams

Monounsaturated Fat: 9 grams

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Annie July 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

I was wondering if you could advise me as to what is meant by the Acid value of hemp seed oil? What is Acid value? I am aware that it should ideally be less than 4 KOH/g. However if the oil is above that level, say 6.61 what would that mean health wise. Does it mean that the oil is unsafe for human consumption? If so in why? I would really appreciate your knowledge on this issue as I am finding it really difficult to scource any information about acid values on the internet. I look forward to your reply, thank you Kind regards Annie

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