Our refined almond oil comes from California almonds, which are celebrated throughout the world. The sun-drenched Central Valley produces over 80% of the global supply. Delicious and packed with nutrients, almonds have been a favorite tree nut for centuries.
Almond oil is a versatile carrier oil suitable for a range of applications. It is high in antioxidants including vitamin E and it has a light, silky texture that absorbs easily. Many top beauty and personal care brands use this oil in their skin and hair product formulations.
Caloy’s sweet almond oil is mechanically expressed and lightly refined to ensure clarity and purity.
There are many benefits to using almond oil in commercial food production. It is rich in Vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids, while still being cholesterol free. These nutrients have been associated with memory improvement and lowering the risk of certain diseases.
Refined almond oil is lighter in color and flavor than unrefined. Cold-pressed and unrefined almond oil is best suited for salad dressings and other cold dishes. Refined almond oil adds a subtle nutty flavor to cakes, cookies, and other pastries. Refined almond oil can tolerate higher temperatures, boasting a smoke point of over 480 F, which makes it great for baking and frying.
Almond oil is a favorite of many top beauty brands for luxurious skin and hair product applications. It is highly absorbent and acts as a balancing emollient. Its silky skin feel and light yellow color make it a carrier-oil favorite.
This versatile oil can be found in massage oils, facial cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos and conditioners, make up, and lotions.
Sustainability is a top priority for Caloy and for our almond growers. The Almond Growers of California have created guidelines for ensuring that almond farming practices respect and protect the environment.
Over the past 20 years, farmers have reduced the amount of water used to grow one pound of almonds by 33%. Farmers have further committed to reduce water use by an additional 25% by 2025.
Bees are a vital part of the almond lifecycle, acting as the pollinating force that leads to the development of each almond. The California Almond Board has funded over 100 honeybee health research projects to date and even created the Honey Bee Health Taskforce to fund research to improve bee health.
Sustainable almond farming also means reducing waste. Our growers strive to use everything the orchard grows. The hulls, shells, and trees are all put to good use. This both adds value for the farmers and reduces the environmental impact.
Refined almond oil is the fatty oil from the ripe seeds of Prunus dulcis (Miller) D.A. Webb var. dulcis or Prunus dulci s (Miller) D.A. Webb var. amara (D.C.) Buchheim or a mixture of the two varieties by cold expression. It is then refined. A suitable antioxidant may be added.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil
A pale yellow, clear liquid. Slightly soluble in alcohol, miscible with petroleum. It solidifies at about -18⁰C.
|acid value||NIR||mg KOH/g||max. 0.5|
|peroxide value||NIR||meq 02/kg||max. 5.0|
|refractive index (20⁰C)||NIR||1.471 – 1.472|
|unsaponifiable matter||AOCS Ca 6a-40||%||max. 0.9|
|specific gravity||AOCS Cc 10a-25||0.910 – 0.915|
|<C 16:0||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.1|
|16:0 palmitic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||4.0 - 9.0|
|16:1 palmitoleic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.8|
|17:0 margaric acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.2|
|17:1 heptadecenoic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.2|
|18:0 stearic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 3.0|
|18:1 oleic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||62.0 - 76.0|
|18:2 linoleic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||20.0 - 30.0|
|18:3 linolenic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.4|
|20:0 arachidic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.2|
|20:1 eicosenoic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.3|
|22:0 behenic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.2|
|22:1 erucic acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.1|
|24:0 lignoceric acid||AOCS Ce 1a-13||%||max. 0.2|
|Cholesterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||max. 0.7|
|Campesterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||max. 5.0|
|Stigmasterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||max. 4.0|
|β-Sitosterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||73.0 - 87.0|
|Δ5-Avenasterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||min. 5.0|
|Δ7-Avenasterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||max. 3.0|
|Δ7-Stigmasterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||max. 3.0|
|Brassicasterol||AOCS Ch 6-91||%||max. 0.3|