Melrose Kitchen Oils are your best guarantee of freshness, purity and
quality. The importance of the essential fatty acids in vegetable oils
demand nothing less.
Facts about fats & oils
In our commitment to health and the consumer, we do not stop at the
manufacturing and distribution of the highest quality certified organic,
fresh unrefined oils. We also aim to educate the user about fats and oils
and where possible, shed light on controversial nutritional issues.
John Finnegan (Author of The Facts about Fats) says: - "Good quality oils
need to be expellor-pressed at temperatures below 45 degrees C and not
solvent extracted. They should not be subjected to high heat temperatures,
to deodourising, bleaching, alkali refining or winterising processes. They
need to be produced by light and oxygen excluding methods, bottled in
containers that prevent the further exposure to light which causes
rancidity and where possible, they should be produced from organically
Education - The right oil for the right result Melrose have oils for
specific needs and uses. For instance, it is not generally known that it is
only in Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil that the antioxidant polyphenols
and squalane are present. In "Pure" and "Light" Olive oil, these natural
ingredients have been removed in the refining process.
Always use Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for optimum health and always
check the label and our brochure which explains why particular oils are
best suited to your needs.
Complete food - More flavour Melrose Fresh Unrefined Oils have a more
distinct flavour and aroma, just like any other whole food which has not
been denatured or processed. If you are used to denatured, refined oils, it
may take some time to become accustomed to Fresh Unrefined Oils. Besides
the nutritional benefits, unrefined oils will impart extra aroma and
Melrose Organic Cold Pressed Oils
Melrose Organic Unrefined Mustard Oil
Mustard Seed Oil (Brassica Juncea) is a valuable source of Omega-3 fatty
acids (15%). It is nutty and pleasant to taste. May be used on salads and
in salad dressings.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This organic olive oil has a beautiful bouquet and colour. The only
reliable and affordable Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Organic Extra
Virgin Olive Oil is ideal for cooking and wherever the flavour is needed to
Melrose Organic Wheatgerm Oil
Expellor pressed Wheatgerm oil is extremely rare as most Wheatgerm oil is
solvent extracted. Far superior in taste to solvent extracted Wheatgerm
oil. Wheatgerm oil is an original source of vitamin E and octacosanol.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Sesame Oil
Suitable for salads, sautes and frying. Excellent stability and resistance
to oxidation due to natural sesamol content.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Safflower Oil
Best for use in mayonnaise, salads, dressings and dips. These oils contain
78% Linoleic (Omega-6), a polyunsaturated essential fatty acid. Safflower
Oil is not recommended for cooking as structural changes take place (trans
fats). A more stable variety
has been introduced see Organic Oleic Safflower Oil.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Oleic Safflower Oil
A new development which mimics Oleic Sunflower and Olive Oil in fatty acid
composition. Stable and bland flavour - a recommended cooking oil.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Avocado Oil
Organic Avocado oil is produced on a farm in Central Queensland. It is
unrefi ned and has a slight greenish tinge. The oil is characterised by
being highly monounsaturated. It is recommended for cooking and salads.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Sunflower Oil
An all round oil which can be used for cooking and salads. Quite often has
a distinct sunflower taste characteristic. A more stable variety has been
introduced, see Organic Oleic Sunfl ower Oil.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Pumpkin Seed Oil
The styrian pumpkin is unique to Austria. Styrian pumpkins are grown
especially for their seeds. The oil is dark green in colour with an
exquisite taste. May be used on salads, cereals, hot potatoes, in yoghurt
and other foods.
Melrose Organic Refined Peanut Oil
Bland, suitable for salads, sauces & cooking. Excellent heat stability
for stir frying.
Melrose Organic Unrefined Oleic Sunflower Oil
A new development which creates a stable oil with excellent temperature
stability and highly suitable as a cooking oil.
Melrose Non-Organic Cold Pressed Oils and Other Varieties
Melrose Wild Crafted Brazil Nut Oil
Brazil Nut Oil has the typical fl avour of Brazil nuts. Great to use as a
dipping oil. It is especially recommended for chefs looking for that little
difference in flavour.
Melrose Unrefined Macadamia Oil
Macadamia oil is very high in monounsaturates - 85% and is therefore
suitable for cooking and salads where its flavour adds a difference.
Melrose Refined Sweet Almond Oil
A pale, light, fine quality oil with minimal colour and aroma expellor
pressed from sweet almonds. A multipurpose oil.
Melrose Refined Apricot Oil
A straw coloured, light fine quality oil pressed from the Apricot kernel.