Which would be the best way to extract oil from Almonds preserving the strongest flavour of Almonds?

  • Thank you for editing the question. Flavor is on-topic here, so I'll reopen.
    – rumtscho
    Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 16:13
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    Preserves most flavour in the almond flour or in the oil?
    – Fabby
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:47
  • oil is mentioned
    – bread101
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 7:23

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You can make your own extract easily using vodka/neutral spirits and crushed almonds, filling a glass jar with half vodka/neutral spirits and half crushed almonds, letting it sit for a month or so to extract the flavor and oils, you can make a vanilla extract in the same way.

  • What happens to the alcohol? Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 17:14
  • you only use a teaspoon or so in most recipes, and the alcohol amount is then negligible and/or likely evaporates. Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 15:18

Not exactly an answer to your question: Almond extract that you buy from the store is made from bitter almonds, while almonds you buy from the store are generally sweet almonds because raw bitter almonds contain cyanide. Do not expect almond extract that you make from sweet almonds to be the same as the store bought extract from bitter almonds.


Generaly speaking, only once cold pressed oils not too finely filtered (a bit cloudy) are best for flavor and worse for keeping and high heat cooking (frying) .

On the opposite, heated, heat pressed and heavily filtered (with help from some chemicals) oils can be kept an eternity, support their highest possible cooking temperature but have the less flavor.

  • I'd agree with the cold pressed oil. Stating that (heated) oils keep 'an eternity' is odd. Could you provide a link? Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 17:16
  • About the first press Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 17:19

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