J. Leblanc Pure Nut and Seed Oils
Dear friend of Gourmet Delights,
J. Leblanc has changed little since 1878, the year it was founded. It is still run by a Leblanc, Jean-Charles, grandson of the founder. It is still located in the southern most village of Burgundy, Iguerande and it still manufactures the highest quality, small-batch, handcrafted nut oils in France.... if not the world.
J. Leblanc starts with the careful selection of the absolute highest quality whole nuts available, grown on many of the same farms that J. Leblanc has been doing business with for generations. For each batch of oil about fifty-four pounds of nuts are ground into a paste using the huilerie's original granite mill. The paste, resembling the texture of peanut butter, is then transferred to a roaster, which toasts the paste for about ten minutes while being stirred constantly to assure an even roast. The roasted paste is then transferred to a mechanical press where it is divided in half and separated with filter cloth. The oil is expressed at 22,000 pounds of mechanical pressure. After pressing the oil rests from seven-to-fourteen days to allow sediment to settle before bottling. Production is about 300 liters a day. The oils are pure, unadulterated, unfiltered and unrefined.
J. Leblanc nut oils are made to order.
One of the most important facts about Huilerie Leblanc's production is not the "how" but the "when". Because Huilerie Leblanc has no large storage facilities, or refining capabilities, production takes place when orders come in - assuring the very freshest nut oils. It's a difference you can taste - in their clean, bright, deep flavors. It is a difference you can appreciate with their longevity. Keep the nut oils refrigerated after opening, and they're usually good for a year!
These oils add a unique and flavorful twist as a substitute for your extra virgin olive oil in salad dressings (use your regular 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar mix) and you should try our Pure Pumpkin Seed Oil in this Pumpkin Bisque with Apple Dumplings Recipe.
We offer 8 ounce glass bottles of the wonderful Walnut Oil ($19.95), fantastic Hazelnut Oil ($29.95) and very special Pumpkin Seed Oil ($39.95).
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We offer FREE SHIPPING on all USA orders over $50, including USA Territories, and yes we happily ship to our service members overseas with AP/AE addresses. We also ship to 32 other countries... email us if you want your country added!
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We believe that the best ingredients do not need to be the most expensive, only the tastiest. We strive to bring you the lowest possible cost on every single item, and if you find the exact same item for less, we'll match that price.
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