FAQ

What does La Tourangelle mean?

Tourangelle, formerly "Huilerie Croix Verte" absorbed in the 70 years, its neighbor Bourgueil, which had a range of oils called "La Tourangelle". Very popular with consumers at the time, the oil mill then decided to keep the name "La Tourangelle" which has become today, not only the name of the products, but also the name of our oil mill.

How should La Tourangelle oils be preserved?

We advise you to keep most of our oils in the refrigerator, once the can is opened.

For our Olive Oil, Avocado and Coconut oil, it is best to keep them in a dry place and sheltered from the heat.

What oil can I use for frying?

Not all oils are compatible with frying. We advise you to use our Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Wok Thai Seed Oil or Coconut Oil Seed Oil which have a high smoke point and are ideal for high temperature cooking.

Are La Tourangelle oils gluten-free?

The oil mill La Tourangelle produces no oil that could contain gluten.

What is the shelf life of La Tourangelle oils?

Before Opening After opening
Almond oil
Avocado Oil
Piccante Oil
Organic Coconut Virgin Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Nuts oil
Pistachio oil
Rapeseed oil
Virgin Oil of Argan
Virgin Oil of Sesame
Walnut Oil
24 months 6 months
Virgin Olive Oil
Oil infused with Garlic
Oil infused with Thyme and Rosemary
Oil infused with Basil
Oil for Wok Thai
18 months 6 months
Squash seed oil
Linen virgin oil
14 months

9 months

6 months

3 months

Do La Tourangelle oils have a use-by date? Is it serious if I consume the oil when the date is exceeded?

Yes, each of our oils, has an expiration date printed in black on the cap.

We do not recommend the consumption of our oils, once the expiry date has passed.

Can La Tourangelle oils be used for pastry?

Of course ! La Tourangelle oils are ideal to replace butter and other fats. Simply replace your fat by the same amount in oil.

The following oils are perfect for pastry: Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Pistachio Oil and Walnut Oil.

If you use our Virgin Coconut oil, we advise you to melt it, to avoid any lumps.

My coconut oil is liquid. It was solid when I bought it, does it pose a problem to consume it?

The virgin Coconut oil liquefies above 25 ° C, so it is quite normal, especially in summer.

Our virgin Coconut oil can be used both in the solid state and in the liquid state.

What is the smoke point?

The smoke point is the temperature at which the oils decompose and release bluish smoke; it varies according to the fats (for example: 160 ° C for a virgin walnut oil or 240 ° C for a refined rapeseed oil). When this point is reached, the quality of the oil deteriorates: volatile components (such as free fatty acids) and oxidized products are formed in the oil. Knowing the smoke point of an oil is essential to make sure you use the correct variety depending on what you want to do with it.

For high temperature cooking (frying), choose refined oils with a high smoke point - sunflower oil (about 230 ° C smoke point) or rapeseed oil. For medium temperature cooking, choose oils such as coconut oil (180 ° C approx.), Extra virgin olive oil (160 ° C) or virgin sesame oil (210 ° C).
For low temperature cooking, or to season your dishes and salads, choose oils such as Virgin walnut oil, Hazelnut oil, Pistachio oil or Almond oil.

Can I give walnut oil to my children?

Traditional Chinese medicine advocates the introduction of walnut oil into the diet of children to help the development of their brain.

It is strongly advised to consult a doctor before making new products to your children.

Do bottles and corks contain Bisphenol A?

We have chosen high-quality cans because this preserves and protects the oil against oxidation and light.

Our cans therefore do not contain Bisphenol A.

What do I do with the La Tourangelle drums when there is no more oil inside?

Thank you for recycling the La Tourangelle cans once they are empty.

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