Fast facts on grapeseed oil. Here are some key points about grapeseed oil. More detail is in the main article.
- Grapeseed oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids.
- The oil can be used in hair and on the skin as part of your beauty regimen.
- Buy expeller- or cold-pressed oil for use in the kitchen.
Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking. After the wine is made by pressing grapes, grape seeds are left behind. Grapeseed oil is extracted from these leftover grape seeds. Grapeseed oil is used as a natural beauty product. It’s also marketed as a healthy alternative to vegetable oil.
Is grapeseed oil safe to consume?
The health benefits of grapeseed oil are controversial. Part of this controversy is because of how the oil is processed. Most commercially available grapeseed oil is made using chemical solvents like hexane. Hexane is classified as an air pollutant and neurotoxin.
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