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What are the best cooking oils for your kitchen?


          
            What are the best cooking oils for your kitchen? - Clearspring

Choosing the right range of cooking oils for your kitchen can be quite tricky, especially when you consider the huge variety of oils that are available today and the truly astonishing number of delicious international recipes that are accessible to you at the click of a button.

Some recipes ask for an oil that is suitable for high temperature cooking, others need the perfect dressing oil, whilst others require an oil that can add a unique flavour and authenticity to a meal.

At Clearspring, we have a range of 16 organic, cold-pressed and award-winning culinary oils. In this blog we wanted to give you a brief introduction to the unique characteristics, flavour and usages of each, which we hope will help you choose the perfect range of oils for your cooking and kitchen.

Firstly, we highly recommend you read our blog on what to look for in a good culinary oil. This is important to know before you even start to consider oil varieties!

Clearspring Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Clearspring Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

If you’re looking for a very good quality oil for everyday use…look no further.

In late autumn our Italian olives are slowly shaken from their branches, minimising any impact to the trees and wildlife. The olives are milled within 48 hours of harvesting to produce this cold extracted superior category olive oil. Rich in Vitamin E, our 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is perfect with bruschetta, tomato salads, and Mediterranean roasted vegetables.

  • Unrefined cold extracted extra virgin olive oil
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • High in monounsaturated fat
  • Highly versatile
  • Maximum heating temperature: 190ºC
Clearspring Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Clearspring Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Perfect for everyday use, this unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil brings together the pungent bitterness of Chetoui olives with the delicate and nuanced profile of Chemlali olives that have been hand-picked in Tunisia at the start of winter for optimum flavour. The oil is cold extracted and meticulously taste-tested by experts to ensure a well-balanced olive oil with a medium fruitiness.

  • Milder flavour complements dishes without overpowering
  • High in monounsaturated Fat
  • Suitable for high temperature cooking
  • Maximum heating temperature: 190ºC
Clearspring Organic Sunflower Oil

Clearspring Organic Sunflower Oil

Our organic sunflower oil is unrefined, ensuring that it retains the great tasting nutty flavour of the seeds from which it is cold pressed. Rich in unsaturated fats and vitamin E, it is perfect for sprucing up your salads and dressings with award-winning flavour and a nutritional power boost.

  • Unrefined and cold pressed
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • High in Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Maximum heating temperature: 100ºC
  • ★★ 2-Star Great Taste 2020 Award
Clearspring Organic Sunflower Frying Oil

Clearspring Organic Sunflower Frying Oil

Our sunflower frying oil is cold pressed from organic high oleic sunflower seeds, which are rich in monosaturated fats. These fats give the oils a high smoke point, making it perfect for high temperature cooking. Rich in vitamin E and neutral in flavour, this oil is perfect for deep frying tempura, stir-frying noodles and oven roasting vegetables.

  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • High in Monounsaturated Fat
  • Ideal for high temperature cooking
  • Maximum heating temperature: 190ºC
Clearspring Organic Rapeseed Oil

Clearspring Organic Rapeseed Oil

Our award-winning organic rapeseed oil is unrefined and cold pressed, helping it to keep a beautiful golden colour and delicate leafy flavour. Rich in omega 3 and vitamin E, this oil is perfect for enriching salads, dressings and even smoothies with an extra nutritional boost.

  • Slightly nutty and sweet flavour
  • High in Unsaturated Fat, Omega 3 Fatty Acids & Vitamin E
  • Ideal for dressings, sauces and soups
  • Maximum heating temperature: 100ºC
  • ★ 1-Star Great Taste 2020 Award
Clearspring Organic Sesame Oil

Clearspring Organic Sesame Oil

Our award-winning Sesame Oil is cold pressed from untoasted seeds, which gives it a gentler flavour compared to oil pressed from toasted sesame seeds. With its delicate aroma this oil complements dishes with a gentle nutty finish. Perfect for adding an exotic touch to salads, noodles and stir-fries.

  • Delicious delicate flavour
  • High in Unsaturated Fat
  • Multi-purpose oil particularly suitable for Oriental and Middle Eastern foods
  • Maximum heating temperature: 180ºC
  • ★ 1-Star Great Taste 2019 Award
Clearspring Organic Toasted Sesame Oil

Clearspring Organic Toasted Sesame Oil

Cold pressed from whole toasted sesame seeds, this award-winning, rich and nutty oil is one of the defining flavours of east Asian cuisine. Our Toasted Sesame Oil is high in unsaturated fats and a perfect accompaniment to stir-fries, noodles or drizzled over vegetables and salads.

  • Toasted for extra flavour
  • Rich in Unsaturated Fat
  • Ideal for salad dressings, sauces and Asian soups
  • Maximum heating temperature: 180ºC
  • ★★ 2-Star Great Taste 2023 Award
Clearspring Organic Avocado Oil

Clearspring Organic Avocado Oil

This award-winning cold pressed organic avocado oil has a high smoke point, meaning it can be used in high temperature cooking without degrading in quality. Rich in Vitamin E and unsaturated fats, it is a highly versatile ingredient in the kitchen - as an exotic touch to salads or an alternative in frying and roasting and even baking.

  • Delicious rich, smooth, creamy flavour
  • Rich in monounsaturated fat
  • Ideal for dressings and high temperature cooking
  • Maximum heating temperature: 190ºC
  • ★ 1-Star Great Taste 2021 Award
Clearspring Organic Walnut Oil

Clearspring Organic Walnut Oil

This smooth and delicate oil is gently cold pressed from organic walnuts, which are first toasted for a more distinctive aroma. Its rich, nutty flavour adds a gourmet elegance to salads and dressings. Rich in polyunsaturated fat and omega 3, drizzle over warm or cold dishes as a nutritious and delicious finishing touch.

  • Delicate rich, nutty flavour
  • Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • High in Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Maximum heating temperature: Do not heat
Clearspring Organic Hazelnut Oil

Clearspring Organic Hazelnut Oil

The rich flavour of this gourmet oil comes from cold pressed organic hazelnuts. Its nutty aroma adds an elegant finish to any dish. Hazelnut oil is an established delicacy in French and Italian cuisine. It is incredibly versatile, lending itself to both cooking and dressing. This oil works particularly well with vegetable and grain dishes and for use in desserts and baking.

  • High in Vitamin E
  • Adds a gourmet touch to vegetable and grain dishes
  • Ideal for use in baking
  • Maximum heating temperature: 180ºC
Clearspring Organic Toasted Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Clearspring Organic Toasted Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil P.G.I.

The secret to the award-winning flavour of this gourmet oil is that it is cold pressed from toasted organic Styrian pumpkin seeds in Austria. Inheriting its dark green colour from those seeds, this unique and versatile oil is delicious with wholegrain bread, soups, salads and even desserts.

  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • High in Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Ideal in vegetable, pasta and grain dishes as well as soups
  • Maximum heating temperature: 100ºC
  • ★★ 2-Star Great Taste 2021 Award
Clearspring Organic Hemp Oil

Clearspring Organic Hemp Oil

Clearspring’s hemp oil is made from the highest quality European grown organic hemp seeds. These are cold pressed without chemicals to maximise flavour and nutrition. It is naturally high in ALA, omega 3 fatty acid, which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (2g of ALA a day). Take 1 tbsp. (15ml) daily as a part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Unrefined & cold pressed
  • Delicious rich and nutty flavour
  • High in Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Consume on its own or in smoothies, dressings and dips
  • Maximum heating temperature: Do not heat
Clearspring Organic Flax Oil

Clearspring Organic Flax Oil

Clearspring flax oil is an excellent vegan source of Omega 3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA), cold pressed from organic flaxseeds. ALA helps to maintain the normal blood cholesterol levels with a daily intake of 2g. For a beneficial effect, take one teaspoon (5ml) a day as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • High in Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Consume on its own or in smoothies and dressings
  • Maximum heating temperature: Do not heat
Clearspring Organic Soya Oil

Clearspring Organic Soya Oil

Our organic soya oil is a highly nutritious oil rich in both omega 3 and vitamin E, making it a valuable ingredient in any kitchen. Cold pressed from organic European soya beans, this unrefined oil has a beautiful golden colour and award-winning flavour. Perfect for enriching grain and legume dishes.

  • Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • High in Vitamin E
  • Non-GMO soya beans
  • Ideal in grain and pasta salads as well as soups and casseroles
  • Maximum heating temperature: 100ºC
  • ★ 1-Star Great Taste 2021 Award
Clearspring Organic Safflower Oil

Clearspring Organic Safflower Oil

Our award-winning safflower oil is made from the finest organic seeds of the safflower plant. It is cold pressed and unrefined allowing the safflower seeds to retain as much of their natural flavour. It has a delightful light golden yellow appearance and a slightly sweet, nutty taste. It is high in vitamin E and rich in unsaturated fat. It works especially well for making dips, marinades and for dressing.

  • High in Vitamin E
  • Rich in Unsaturated Fat
  • Ideal for dips, marinades, dressings and low temperature cooking
  • Maximum heating temperature: 100ºC
  • ★ 1-Star Great Taste 2021 Award
Clearspring Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Clearspring Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Our award-winning delicious, cold pressed and raw virgin coconut oil is made from premium organic coconuts which are peeled, shredded, pressed and simply filtered. Solid at room temperature and liquid when heated, it has a delicate nutty flavour. Coconut oil is very heat-stable, which makes it suitable for high temperature cooking, including for use in stews and curries as well as for sauteing and baking. Why not try using coconut oil when making good old-fashioned popcorn, as a spread on toast or in classic Asian dishes such as Thai soup?

  • Organic, virgin, cold pressed
  • Unrefined and raw
  • Gluten free
  • Kosher
  • Perfect for cooking, baking, sautéing and frying
  • Ideal for high temperature cooking
  • Maximum heating temperature: 180ºC
  • ★ 1-Star Great Taste 2013 Award

Visit our recipes page to discover some of the delicious plant-based recipes you can create using our organic cold pressed oils. Feel free to share your creations on social media and tag @clearspringUK.