Apricot Kernel Oil
· Virgin ·
BIO PLANÈTE is the only oil mill offering fair for life certified Apricot Kernel Oil. The apricot kernels for our virgin oil come from a fair trade project in the Malatya province in the South of Turkey.
The particularly aromatic, not sulfurized, sweet apricots of the sorts Hacihaliloglu, Tokali, Hasanbey, and Sekerpare are harvested from June on and air-dried for a few days. Afterwards, the kernels are removed from the fruits and cracked. The carefully extracted sweet seeds are then first cold-pressed in our oil mill in Southern France. This way, the exquisite aroma of this gourmet oil is ideally preserved.
With its nutty, almond-like savor and a hint of marzipan, this oil improves exotic dishes, sweet-piquant variations, as well as meat and fish recipes. Add a unique aroma to desserts like crêpes, fruit salads, crèmes, and custard. Or experiment with apricot kernel oil when baking.
Fair Trade certified according to the Fair for Life standard. Visit www.fairforlife.org to learn more.
Product of organic farming
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
** % of daily reference intake (adults)
What does cold pressing mean?
"Cold pressing" assumes that no external heat is added. When we cold-press oils, the temperature is monitored and we ensure that no high temperatures are reached. We can therefore guarantee that the quality of the oil is not impaired.
What does "virgin" mean in the context of oils?
A virgin oil is a cooking oil which is obtained exclusively using mechanical processes without preheating the raw materials. It is not subjected to chemical or thermal treatment or to any other refinement process and thus preserves its authentic, natural taste and the essential components of the raw material. This also makes it suitable for eating raw.