For those of you that are not familiar with Wildtree products, I thought I would share a little bit more about why I personally use Wildtree product in my own kitchen and recommend them to others.
I was introduced to the products by a friend from Colorado when she heard I was starting my personal chef business. I dabbled with the products at home after she sent me a few samples to try. I really liked the seasonings and the grapeseed oils but I was still not sold on why I should replace my well stocked pantry with more Wildtree products.
Then 2 years ago, one of my best friends came to visit me for a week in Virginia Beach. Her story is not that dissimilar to that of Wildtree founder Leslie Montie who was struggling with the challenges of feeding her two young children, both with medical conditions requiring special dietary restrictions. (Read more about her and Wildtree's story on Wildtree's website.)
My friend had been struggling with allergies and medical issues for some time and was on a very restricted diet. She had gone gluten free and had eliminated GMOs from her diet as well. My goal for her visit was to help her rediscover that even with a restricted diet, food can be taste great again.
I also explained to her that grapeseed oil may be a healthy alternative to other oils that she was restricted from using and that she talk to her allergist about it. The good news it that she could use the grapeseed oil.
Grapeseed oil is also a healthy choice for your diet. Some of the health benefits of Wildtree's grapeseed oil include:
Wildtree's Grapeseed Oil is Expeller Pressed. Wildtree Grapeseed Oil is NOT solvent extracted like the vast majority of Grapeseed oils in the marketplace. Expeller pressed grapeseed oil is the result of a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from seeds with no external heat and produces the finest oil. This method of oil extraction is an alternative to the chemical extraction method used for many conventional oils. Sometimes expeller pressed is referred to as cold-pressed.
Okay, but why Wildtree vs other available grapeseed oils you say? Well, it is about the process. Wildtree's grapeseed oils are expeller pressed (or cold pressed) and made from the grape seeds after wine production, making it a sustainable source for oil. Expeller pressed oils are a result of a process that is chemical-free. The process also does not use external heat and produces the highest quality oil. Many of the other grapeseed oils on the market are extracted using solvents.
For me, I have learned from the experiences of friends and family that sometimes what we think is causing an allergy or reaction, is not always what we think it is. The process by which the product was manufactured and packaged can be the root cause. Eliminating unnecessary chemicals such as solvents from our diet, just makes sense to me.
Not only that, it tastes great in salad dressings as it does not have strong flavor and also it has a high smoke point so it is great for sauteing, baking for frying. Two additional characteristics that are important to a chef.
At the same time, I had been working with several clients that were also removing gluten from their diet for various reasons. The products available to my clients were fairly limited even with a Whole Foods in town. This was about the time that Wildtree introduced their gluten free line of baked goods. I purchased a couple to test them out. I thought they tasted great! My husband didn't even know he was eating a gluten free cake when I bake it.
It was time. I decided to join the Wildtree team as a independent representative and add the product line as an option for my clients as well as for customers to purchase directly through me locally or on my Wildtree website: www.mywildtree.com/jenniferswitzer.
If you are interested in learning more about Wildtree products, hosting a tasting party, freezer meal workshop or becoming an independent representative or being a culinary club member, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My friend has. She is now a very successful representative for Wildtree in her home state of Minnesota.