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Season straight to the point.

echtöl are unmixed, cold-pressed spice oils, which are extremely rich and highly-concentrated spice essences, which open the door to a new world of seasoning. echtöls are not essential oils, but rather "fatty oils", which naturally contain a very high proportion of essential oils. The gentle pressing technique we developed ensures that the maximum amount of freshness and flavour is extracted from the seeds.

Hand mit Pipette

The pipette allows you to put the perfect amount of the desired spice on your plate within seconds. Without any synthetic accelerants, foreign aromas, carrier oils, or any other methods of making the oils stretch further. The chef has the power, and can decide for themselves if they want to use the oil for seasoning in its pure form or if it should be diluted!

The concept

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‘All I actually wanted was a Westphalian take on the Spanish “Pata Negra“.‘

Person Florian Gröne, founder of echtöl

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HOW echtöl CAME INTO BEING ...

... it all began with pigs.
Spanish Ibéricos to be precise. In 2012 I was in search of a simpler alternative to time-consuming mast for my little hobby breeding stock and came upon a small oil mill. Here, high-quality nuts, kernels and seeds were pressed to produce oil – with oil cake also being made as a by-product of the oil pressing process (i.e. from all the leftovers of the pressed nuts, kernels and seeds). This ‘waste’ was however highly valuable to me; this by-product serves as high-quality feed for my pigs.

It then came to a conversation where I raved about flavourful Ibérico fat and the oil miller enthused about cold-pressed oils. The end result? Oil was traded for meat and I learned of home-made oil presses, used across the globe for particularly challenging ingredients, such as hard to press seeds and oil fruits.

At some point, I heard about cold-pressed coriander oil, produced as a health product and sold in the USA. The cook in me pondered just how strong such an oil would be. Three weeks later, we were making the first test pressing; other seasonings were pressed in the process, turned out well and were then bottled too.

The oils

Cold-pressed spice oils and oil rarities

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Cori­ander
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed
Coriander echtöl

In contrast to the foliage of the plant, which some uncharitable people say stinks of bugs, coriander seeds have a very pleasant smell. The reason for this is the essential oils it contains. These are apparent in the fresh, citrus-like taste and smell.

Coriander is very versatile and goes well with pulses (beans, peas, lentils), (raw) fish, poultry, lamb, carrots and lots of other things.

Coriander echtöl: The No. 1 in our oil family.

Using a special oil press for spices, we obtain one of the purest and most natural spice essences, which can be derived from the coriander seed. Our cold-pressed/native coriander oil is a fresh spice oil for Asian, oriental and other favourite dishes. It is entirely made up of the so-called ‘fat oil’ contained in the coriander seed. This itself contains the aromatic essential oil and is excellently suited to seasoning in this natural form.

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    Seasoning benefits
    • easy to measure, accurate seasoning
    • very rich in flavor, zesty and powerful aroma (only a few drops necessary)
    • flexibly adds seasoning (per plate) – because not everyone likes coriander ;-)
    • adds flavor immediately – no need to cook up for a long time
    • no annoying pieces of coriander in the food
    • saves time (no mortar, roasting etc.)
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    Recipes with coriander echtöl

    LENTIL SALAD WITH CORIANDER

    INGREDIENTS

    125 g beluga lentils

    1 bay leaf

    2 medium carrots

    3 stalks of celery

    about 6 pitted dates

    1/2 bunch of parsley

    mustard (black current)

    fresh lemon juice

    3 tablespoons olive oil

    6-9 drops of coriander echtöl

    a small pinch of cumin

    salt and pepper

    PREPARATION

    1. Boil lentils with the bay leaf in unsalted water until tender.

    2. Finely chop the remaining ingredients (carrots, celery, dates) and lightly sauté with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

    3. Cut the parsley and mix with lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper and stir together until it turns into a vinaigrette.

    Finishing touch: Mix all ingredients together and season to taste with coriander echtöl.

    Tip: First, start with 6 drops and gradually increase the amount of coriander echtöl until you get the exact and desired amount of flavoring.

    DOWNLOAD OUR COMPLETE RECIPE BOOK AS A PDF FILE

Caraway
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed
Caraway echtöl

Caraway seeds naturally contain a high proportion of essential oils (3 to 7 %). You notice this especially in the way food smells and tastes when you season stodgy food with caraway.

Caraway goes very well with all cabbage dishes, such as sauerkraut, coleslaw, savoy cabbage hot pot, stuffed cabbage, aspic-based dishes, pork, vegetarian dishes or simply as a refinement to cream cheese, crème fraîche and convenience food. Pure essential oils are NOT suitable for cooking and seasoning.

Caraway echtöl: The alternative to caraway crumbs in food.

Using a special oil press for spices, we obtain one of the purest and most natural spice essences, which can be derived from the caraway seed. Our cold-pressed/native coriander oil is a refreshing spice oil. It is entirely made up of the so-called ‘fat oil’ contained in the caraway seed. This itself contains the aromatic essential oil and is excellently suited to seasoning in this natural form.

  • Seasoning benefits icon
    Seasoning benefits
    • easy to measure, accurate seasoning
    • sehr geschmacksintensiv, frisch und würzstark (es reichen wenige Tropfen)
    • flexibly adds seasoning (per plate) – because not everyone likes the taste of caraway ;-)
    • adds flavor immediately – no need to cook up for a long time
    • no annoying pieces of caraway in the food
    • saves time (no mortar, roasting etc.)
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    Recipes with caraway echtöl

    COLESLAW WITH CARAWAY

    INGREDIENTS

    1 white cabbage

    1-2 onions

    50 g sugar

    50 ml mild olive oil

    2 tablespoons salt

    375 ml white wine or apple cider vinegar

    1 bottle of mineral water with lots of bubbles

    5-7 drops of caraway echtöl

    PREPARATION

    1. Core the cabbage and cut into very fine pieces. Cut the onions into small cubes and add to the shredded cabbage.

    2. Mix together oil, salt & pepper, sugar, vinegar, caraway echtöl and mineral water.

    3. Pour the marinade over the cabbage. Cover the bowl with a smaller plate so that the cabbage is nicely pressed and let the mixture marinate for a day. The next day, drain the excess marinade and it’s ready to serve.

    Tip: First, start with the lowest recommended amount of caraway echtöl and gradually increase the amount until you get the exact and desired amount of flavoring.

    DOWNLOAD OUR COMPLETE RECIPE BOOK AS A PDF FILE

Fennel
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed
Fenchel echtöl

Fennel seeds from (sweet) fennel have a very low oil content, but 12 different essential oils however. This is reflected in the highly unique and characteristic taste and aroma.

Fennel goes well with Italian food, especially fish, shellfish, tomato sugo (when using pepperoncini – the vegetarian answer to hot fennel sausage sauce), and also with ratatouille, root vegetables, hot pots and wherever there’s a recipe with fennel and you’d like to add a bit of sophistication to the bulbous friend.

A real rarity: Our fennel echtöl.

Using a special oil press for spices, we obtain one of the purest and most natural spice essences which can be derived from the fennel seed. Our cold-pressed/native coriander oil is a refreshing and sweet spice oil. It is entirely made up of the so-called ‘fat oil’ contained in the fennel seed. This itself contains the aromatic essential oil and is excellently suited to seasoning in this natural form.

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    Seasoning benefits
    • easy to measure, accurate seasoning
    • very rich in flavor, sweet and powerful aroma (only a few drops necessary)
    • flexibly adds seasoning (per plate) – because not everyone likes the taste of fennel ;-)
    • adds flavor immediately – no need to cook up for a long time
    • no annoying pieces of fennel in the food
    • saves time (no mortar, roasting etc.)
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    Recipes with fennel echtöl

    FENNEL-O-FISH

    INGREDIENTS

    2 oranges (with edible peel)

    2-3 bulbs of fennel

    1 pound waxy potatoes

    3 tablespoons butter

    5-8 drops of fennel echtöl

    3 tablespoons dried olives echtöl

    500 ml fish stock

    salt, black pepper, chili (1 fresh chili or 2 pinches of dried flakes)

    some saffron

    650 g fillet of fish (such as cod)

    PREPARATION

    1. Fillet the oranges (peel down to fruit pulp, then cut the fillets from the individual segments, save the juice).

    2. Finely cut fennel and peeled potatoes.

    3. Sauté fennel in butter. Chop deseeded chili into fine strips and toss in. Add salt and pepper.

    4. Douse with orange juice and bring to a mild boil.

    5. Add the potatoes, fish stock and saffron to the fennel and cook with a closed lid for about 10 minutes.

    6. Sprinkle 2 pinches of grated orange peel, salt and chili to the seasoned fish fillet and place on top of the fennel potatoes. Add the orange slices to the contents in the pan. Cover another 10 minutes and let simmer. Drizzle with fennel echtöl & dried olives echtöl to taste.

    DOWNLOAD OUR COMPLETE RECIPE BOOK AS A PDF FILE

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Parsley
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed
Parsley echtöl

Parsley echtöl is pressed from the seed, but when used actually has a very intense flavour of the plant’s green leaves.

Parsley echtöl: Always have a few sprigs of "fresh parsley" in your cupboard!

With the help of a special spice oil press, we extract the most pure and natural spice essences that can be obtained from the parsley seeds. Our cold-pressed / virgin parsley oil is a fresh spice oil for soups, sauces, salads, pasta, stews, sausages, and for adding flavour to butter, crème fraiche, and good olive or kernel oil. It is 100% made up of the so-called “fatty oil” contained in parsley seeds. In turn, these are home to the aromatic essential oil and are best suited for seasoning in this natural form.

Please note: Pregnant women, people with heart disease and severely debilitated people should avoid excessive consumption of parsley (herb, root and oil).

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    Seasoning benefits
    • easy application, precise seasoning
    • highly intense flavour, incredibly “green”, and seasons powerfully (just a few drops are enough)
    • flexible seasoning (= by the plate)
    • seasons instantly and evenly
    • element of surprise thanks to the "invisible" parsley contained in the dish
    • saves time (no picking or cutting of the parsley necessary)

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Celery
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed
Celery echtöl

Celery echtöl is one of the most intense oils in the echtöl family. Also rich in essential oils, even the smallest portion (1-2 drops is enough for a recipe for around 4 people) provides and unbelievably fresh celery seasoning.

It's a shame that celery seeds are used so rarely in the kitchen – it’s a good job they are making a comeback with our oil!

Celery echtöl: Transforms simple mashed potatoes into celery puree within 2 seconds!

With the help of a special spice oil press, we extract the most pure and natural spice essences that can be obtained from the celery seeds. Our cold-pressed / virgin celery oil is a fresh spice oil that can be used for mashed potatoes, stews, base seasoning for soups, ragouts, with octopus, in salads, marinades, and much more. It is 100% made up of the so-called “fatty oil” contained in celery seeds. In turn, these are home to the aromatic essential oil and are best suited for seasoning in this natural form.

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    Würz-Vorteile
    • einfach dosierbar, punktgenau würzen
    • sehr geschmacksintensiv, würzstark (es reichen wenige Tropfen)
    • flexibel würzen
    • sofort und gleichmäßig würzend
    • zeitsparend (Schneiden und Garen von Staudensellerie bzw. Knolle kann eingespart werden)
    • Nachwürzen mit Sellerie ist kein Problem
Dill echtöl

Dill
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed

Our cold-pressed dill oil is a purely single-origin oil extracted exclusively from dill seeds. Only when it’s actually used does it show its true colours, and then you notice those familiar nuances of the green dill foliage.

Dill goes well with cucumber, salads, bulgur, fish and especially with experimental cuisine, and generally works well whenever dill is part of the recipe.

Dill seed as such is rarely used in the kitchen, which makes using our echtöl all the more exciting.

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    Seasoning benefits
    • easy to measure, accurate seasoning
    • very rich in flavor, slightly minty and powerful aroma (only a few drops necessary)
    • flexibly adds seasoning (per plate) – because not everyone likes the taste of dill ;-)
    • adds flavor immediately – no need to cook up for a long time
    • a refreshing alternative to dried dill tips and fresh dill
    • saves time (no mortar, roasting etc.)

Vanilla
echtöl

pure & cold-pressed

Currently not available.

Vanilla echtöl

Vanilla echtöl: As yet quite possibly the only one of its kind.

Our cold-pressed vanilla oil is a single-origin oil, made exclusively from vanilla pod extract. 5ml of it contain around 183 ‘whole pods’. You can therefore imagine the intense mixture of undiscovered notes of vanilla captured in this tropical oil.

We actually wanted to bring another dripping oil with pipette onto the market, but due to the product’s 35 °C melting point, nature had other ideas it seems. Much like the ‘small bottle oils’ we had intended to sell in violet coloured glass bottles, but were in the end packed into pretty little 5 ml tins.

Vanilla goes well with ice cream, along with other desserts, as well as savoury experiments with sea food and in all dishes with vanilla as a recipe ingredient.

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    Seasoning benefits
    • easy to measure, accurate seasoning
    • very intense aroma and highly economical
    • flexibly adds seasoning (per plate)
    • adds flavor immediately – no need to cook up for a long time
    • saves time (no hassle of scraping out the vanilla beans)
Ölregal für echtöl

No echtöl likes being alone!

A suitable home for no less than three spice essences:

The genuine spice oil rack from echtöl.

The warm walnut and the view don’t just flatter the oils, but the beholder too. Oils and people in perfect harmony.

The Pressing

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Our mission: To offer cold-pressed (native), purely single-sourced spices and rare oils at superb quality.

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THIS IS WHAT MAKES echtöl POSSIBLE ...

The machine built by the oil miller himself must face the most challenging pressing demands. Special remodellings tailored to the seed in question ensure that with the right touch and a lot of patience, even the hardest, driest, most stubborn and sometimes softest seeds and oil fruits are transformed into an oil delicacy.

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    The echtöl commandments (some call it a philosophy too)
    1. You shall not dilute or add fruits rich in oil to increase the amount of the precious seasoning oils.
    2. You shall also not be afraid to use oilseeds that are difficult to press.
    3. You should continue to be creative, zesty and open.
    4. You shall only press real oils (marinating & aromatizing should be unique!).
    5. You may impress your friends with echtöl’s seasoning power and its benefits.
    6. You shall not use inferior seeds (broken, etc.).
    7. You shall not overpress the oil.
    8. You shall only press fresh and small amounts.
    9. You shall make sure to use the highest quality – even if the ingredients do not have an organic label!
    10. You shall enjoy it.

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