Ingredients and Production
Cold pressed, raw, certified organic walnuts. Sourced locally when possible.
Certified Organic Oil quality
- Extra Cold Pressed
- Pure and Fresh
- Raw and Unrefined
- Not mechanically filtered
- Certified Organic by PACS 16-661
- Free of Trans-Fats
- Vegan and Gluten Free
Ostro Organics is certified organic by the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) Certification Number 16-661
Non Genetically Modified Organisms
Ostro Organics uses no GMO’s. This is also verified by the Organic Certification Body PACS. For more details visit PACS online. Click here
Quick Tips and Uses
Using Cold Pressed walnut Oil
- marinades and dressings
- smoothies and cold beverages
- yogurts and cereals
- spreads and pesto’s
- finishing oil
- dipping and garnish
Add on vegetables, fish, meats, pasta, cheese, soups, sandwiches. . .
Find out more about benefits and creative inspiration on how else you can use Ostro Organics Oils on our food blog. Frequently updated.
Ostro Recipes Section offers frequently updated ideas and inspiration on how to best use Ostro Organics cold pressed culinary oils.
Ostro Organics Oil Mill
Ostro Organics Oils are pressed fresh, in small batches in Victoria B.C.
The origin of the various crops are subject to change, due to harvest short falls, cost of shipping and world demand. Especially with nuts coming from overseas, special focus on unpasteurized nuts, the country of origin changes frequently.
- The raw oil is being pressed in small batches.
- After pressing the oil sludge settles to the bottom of the oil barrel.
- The fresh oil is then carefully being decanted and bottled.
- Followed by capping and proper labeling.
Cold Pressing Culinary Oils Technique
Cold Pressing Technique
At Ostro Organics we use a modern low-pressure screw press to extract the oil from the nuts and seeds. Focusing on low pressure and low heat extraction. Higher heat means higher yield but also more alteration when it comes to its molecular structure. At Ostro Organics, we press every oil at a different heat point. Ranging from 9° to 29° degrees Celsius.
Ostro Organics presses oils under very low pressure and minimal temperatures. Currently ranging between 9° and 29° Celsius. Resulting in low yield oil extraction, obtaining a yield of roughly 55% depending on the variety of nut and seed.
Higher yields can be easily reached by applying industry standards including more pressure, heat, solvents and adding other agents to the extraction process.
When consuming Ostro Organics walnut oil in this pure, fresh, natural and real form, you will NOT be consuming hydrogenated fats or trans fatty acids.
Storing Cold Pressed Culinary and Skin Oils
Refrigerate after receiving and opening.
When storing outside the fridge, keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources!
Walnut Oil may decrease inflammation
Adding walnut oil to your diet may fight chronic inflammation, which has been linked to heart disease, some cancers, and other health issues (Trusted Source).
One 6-week study in 23 adults with high cholesterol found that a diet high in ALA, one of the main fatty acids in walnut oil, decreased the production of inflammatory proteins in the body (Trusted Source).
These compounds may have anti-inflammatory properties and act as antioxidants that fight cell damage caused by molecules called free radicals. This may explain why test-tube studies have found that walnut oil can fight inflammation and increase cell antioxidant activity (Trusted Source, Trusted Source).
However, it’s unclear to what extent the beneficial compounds in walnuts are preserved during the processing of walnut oil. Some studies suggest that walnut oil contributes no more than 5% of the antioxidant activity of whole walnuts (Trusted Source).
Thus, more research on the anti-inflammatory effects of walnut oil is needed.
Easy to add to your diet
Fresh Walnut oil is hard to find but can be used in many ways.
It typically has a light color and delicate, nutty taste. The most high-quality walnut oils are cold-pressed and unrefined, as processing and heat will destroy most nutrients and lead to a bitter taste.
It’s not recommended to use walnut oil for stir-fries or high-heat cooking. Additionally, most walnut oils can only be kept for 2–4 months in a cool, dry place after being opened before going rancid.
The most common use for walnut oil is as an ingredient in salad dressings with vinegar and mayonnaise. It also tastes delicious drizzled over steamed vegetables.
You can find fresh Ostro Organics walnut oil at specialty health food and specialty grocery stores, as well as online. It’s typically more expensive than other oils as walnuts are in very high demand and therefor very expensive to source.
Cold-pressed, unrefined walnut oil has a delicious, nutty taste. It’s primarily used in salad dressings and other cold dishes.
May helps lower blood pressure
Studies suggest that diets rich in whole walnuts can help lower blood pressure, likely because of their high levels of ALA, LA, and polyphenols. Given that walnut oil is also rich in these compounds, it may exert similar effects (Trusted Source, Trusted Source, Trusted Source).
One study in 15 adults with overweight or obesity and moderately high cholesterol levels found that consuming walnut oil significantly improved blood vessel function, which in turn could help lower blood pressure (Trusted Source).
However, more studies on walnut oil’s potential effects on blood pressure are needed.
Studies suggest that consuming walnuts and walnut oil may improve blood vessel function and lead to lower blood pressure.
Fresh Walnut Oil can be beneficial to skin health
The nutrients in walnut oil may promote good skin health.
One tablespoon (13.6 grams) of walnut oil contains more than 8 grams, or over 5 times the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), of an omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (Trusted Source, Fatty Acids Source).
In your body, some ALA is converted into the longer forms of omega-3 fatty acids called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which help form the structural components of your skin (Trusted Source).
That’s why omega-3s, including those in walnut oil, may stimulate skin growth, fight inflammatory skin disorders, and promote wound healing (Trusted Source).
What’s more, walnut oil contains high amounts of the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA), the most predominant fatty acid in the outermost layer of your skin (Trusted Source).
In short, consuming walnut oil boosts your intake of essential fatty acids that are vital to skin health.
Conclusion - Bottom Line
Walnut oil is a delicious, nutty oil made by pressing whole walnuts.
Thus, consuming walnut oil may improve blood sugar levels and boost heart health, among several other benefits. Yet, more research is needed.