Maison Orphee

Our Know-How

Maison Orphee products are only made with the highest quality fruits and seeds. We don’t compromise on quality. And we don’t compromise on the care in our methods either. In the tradition of authentic master oil makers, all of our oils are the result of the patient work of slow pressing, the only way to extract the best from oil seeds.

 

 

Certified Products:

Caesar Vinaigrette Marinade

Yes, here’s a Caesar vinaigrette without dairy products. Lactose-intolerant, vegans and the whole household will appreciate this innovative version of a great classic. A base of coconut milk, our good oils, garlic and lemon beautifully marries and give a superb creamy texture.

Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Balanced

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Balanced has a herbaceous smell reminiscent of tomato stalks and fresh cut grass. Although its aroma is moderately pronounced, one can perceive a touch of bitterness typical of extra virgin olive oils. This velvety oil is ideal to prepare ratatouille, sundried tomatoes and polenta.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicate

A fresh, sweet and green aroma can characterize our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicate. Notes of fresh almond, banana and herbs can be detected during tasting. A harmonious oil that is neither too spicy nor too ardent to perfume your everyday dishes.

Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil Balanced

Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Balanced has a delicate aroma of tomato stalk and a velvety taste of ripe olives. Its bitterness and moderate pungency makes it a balanced oil. Used in different stages of meals’ preparation, it is ideal to finish your everyday dishes.

Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil Delicate

Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicate can appeal to the most capricious palates with its buttery taste slightly reminiscent of mint and green banana. It arouses pleasant reactions to the nose and mouth with its dominant green almond aroma. This oil is ideal to compliment homemade mayonnaise and pesto.

Fresh Mayonnaise

Rediscover the pleasure of eating mayonnaise prepared like at home, with ingredients that you have in your pantry or your fridge.

This smooth and creamy mayonnaise will surprise you with its real homemade mayonnaise flavour, as if you made it yourself. Like a homemade recipe, our Fresh Mayonnaise is free of artificial preservatives and contains no sugar. In addition, it contains less sodium than most mayonnaises on the market.

Available in the produce section of supermarkets and health food stores. And yes, it is available in the fridge and not on the shelf. When you make mayonnaise, you put it in the fridge, right? Not in the pantry!

Fresh Mayonnaise made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This smooth and creamy mayonnaise will surprise you with its real homemade mayonnaise flavour, as if you had made it yourself. Made with a little extra virgin olive oil, this Fresh Mayonnaisemayonnaise stands out thanks to its freshness. Like a homemade recipe, our Fresh Mayonnaiseextra virgin olive oil is free of artificial preservatives and contains no sugar. In addition, it contains less sodium than most mayonnaises on the market.

Maple & Dijon Vinaigrette Marinade

Maple & Dijon Vinaigrette-Marinade is the most popular dressing of the entire range due to its undeniable versatility. It is appreciated as much in salads as with meat. The sweet and savoury balance is well dosed and pleases the whole family.

Did you know? Our vinaigrette-marinades are made at our Quebec factory.

Olive & Balsamic Vinaigrette Marinade

This vinaigrette-marinade is a tribute to the famous Olive oil and balsamic vinegar duo, perfectly balanced in our recipe. It has been reinvented in order to obtain a faithful product to the sweet aroma and to the delicate and vinegary taste that you know. At Maison Orphée, we respect the classics.

Did you know? The majority of the oils and condiments contained in our vinaigrette-marinades are produced in Quebec City.

Organic Deodorized Coconut Oil

Our Deodorized Coconut Oil has a light texture and is easy to spread. Its neutral taste and aroma makes it incredibly versatile. It is the perfect oil to bake without changing the taste of your preparations. It stands the heat when used for sautéing or frying. Once pressed, the oil is filtered and deodorized by a vacuum process where steam is injected to remove the taste and odour.

Without GMOs, our coconut oil, like any good vegetable oil, does not contain any cholesterol. It is an important source of lauric acid and has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Did you know? Coconut oil liquefies when the temperature is greater than 25 °c.

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Our Virgin Coconut Oil, whose light texture gives it the advantage of being easy to spread, has a soft and subtle taste and a fresh and suave aroma. The nutrients in the coconut are preserved through the natural process of extracting, drying, cold-pressing and filtering the fresh pulp. Change the way you cook: when you use this coconut oil, any dish taste a bit more exotic.

Without GMOs, our coconut oil, like any good vegetable oil, does not contain any cholesterol. It is an important source of lauric acid and has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Did you know? Indonesia, the Philippines and India are the largest producers of coconuts.

Organic Virgin Unrefined Sunflower Oil

Our Sunflower Oil has a clear yellow colour and is characterized by the light aroma and sometimes bitter taste of raw sunflower seeds. It is a perfect trimming to cabbage salads. It revives the simplest green leaves with a touch of mustard, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. It can also be integrated into baking recipes.

GMO-free, our sunflower oil is naturally rich in omega-9 essential fatty acids and vitamin E.

Did you know? Each sunflower contains about 2000 seeds.

Ranch Vinaigrette Marinade

A reinvented classic. Even those with lactose intolerance can now enjoy the great taste of a ranch vinaigrette due to the nutritional yeast we use to create the distinctive dairy taste.

You can serve it with a potato or pasta salad. Try it also as a dip for crudités or as a sauce for chicken wings.

Sesame & Tamari Vinaigrette Marinade

This vinaigrette-marinade is a delight for gourmets and Asian cuisine lovers. Its sesame seeds aroma, smooth texture and well-dosed taste of tamari constitute its secret. It is excellent for marinating meat and tofu and delicious with sautéed vegetables and soba pasta.

Did you know? The glass bottles give the vinaigrette-marinades a greater freshness.

Vegan Egg-Free Mayonnaise Type Dressing

Our chef went all in, tried a dozen different recipes, and came up with this amazing product. This is, according to us, the best vegan mayo we’ve ever tasted… (and believe you me, we’ve tasted quite a few tasteless ones). Ours is definitely not chalky. That’s a promise!

This Vegan Mayonnaise Style Sauce is a delicious alternative to the classic mayo, but without eggs. It is also free of artificial preservatives and contains no added sugar. It even contains less sodium than the majority of mayonnaises on the market.

 

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Who We Are

Our knowledge begins with the careful selection of our raw materials. We value quality in our products and, to ensure this, we perform several tests regarding GMOs, yeasts and molds. In addition, the cleanliness of our equipment, the training of our teams and the temperature control during oil production contribute to our quality workmanship.

Our Quebec-made oils are cold-pressed. This process implies no preheating. The pressing of the seeds is done at a temperature which varies according to the oil content in the seeds and the hardness of the seeds. In addition, it is carried out at low speed. Indeed, using a higher speed would put too much pressure and would cause heat, and therefore a lower quality oil. It is patient work carried out in the way of the greatest oil masters. Maison Orphée integrates methods of artisanal oil maker and new production techniques into its processes.

La Maison Orphee has over 30 years of expertise in the production of first cold-pressed oils. In addition, we have been working in collaboration with producers in Europe and North and South America. We visit them on a regular basis in order to exchange information and expertise. We also build privileged relationships with nutritionists, scientists, chefs, chemists and biologists in order to improve our knowledge and offer products that meet our highest standards.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Caesar Vinaigrette-Marinade - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: sunflower oil, water, coconut milk (Coco, guar gum), lemon juice, organic cider vinegar, sea salt, garlic, pepper, xanthan gum.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicate - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Olives.

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Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Balanced - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Olives.

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Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicate - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Arbequina and Barnea olives.

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Fresh Mayonnaise - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Oleic sunflower oil, water, pasteurized whole egg, pasteurized egg yolk, lemon juice, organic cider vinegar, sea salt, mustard seeds.

Prepared with pasteurized eggs.

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Fresh Mayonnaise Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Oils (oleic sunflower, extra virgin olive), water, pasteurized whole egg, pasteurized egg yolk, lemon juice, organic cider vinegar, sea salt, mustard seeds.

Prepared with pasteurized eggs.

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Maple and Dijon Vinaigrette-Marinade - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: first cold-pressed oils (organic sunflower, organic canola, extra virgin olive), water, Dijon mustard (water, organic cider vinegar, mustard seeds, sea salt), organic cider vinegar, maple syrup, sea salt, Onion, pepper, garlic, xanthan gum.

Allergen(s): Mustard

May contain: Sesame, egg, soybean

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Olive and Balsamic Vinaigrette-Marinade - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: cold first-pressure oils (organic sunflower, extra virgin olive), water, organic balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard (water, organic cider vinegar, mustard seeds, sea salt), organic cider vinegar, sugar organic cane, garlic, sea salt, pepper, xanthan gum.

Allergen(s): Mustard

May contain: Sesame, egg, soybean

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Organic Deodorized Coconut Oil - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Coconut.

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Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Coconut.

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Organic Unrefined Sunflower Oil - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: sunflower seeds.

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Ranch Vinaigrette-Marinade - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Sunflower oil, water, organic cider vinegar, lemon juice, egg yolk, organic cane sugar, food yeast, sea salt, garlic, Dijon mustard (water, organic cider vinegar, mustard seeds, sea salt), onion, pepper, celery seed, xanthan gum (an emulsifier of plant origin), rosemary oleoresin (antioxidant)

Allergens: Egg, Mustard
May Contain: Sesame, Soy

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Sesame and Tamari Vinaigrette-Marinade - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: cold first-pressed oils (organic sunflower, organic Sesame, toasted sesame), water, Tamari (water, soy, salt, alcohol), Dijon mustard (water, organic cider vinegar, mustard seeds, sea salt), organic cider vinegar , maple syrup, sesame seeds, pepper, xanthan gum.

Allergen(s): Mustard, Sesame and Soya

May contain: Egg

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Vegan Mayonnaise Style Sauce - Maison Orphee - Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Oleic sunflower oil, water, organic cider vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt, pea protein, mustard seeds, xanthan gum.

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Do You Have Any Questions?

Email: info@maisonorphee.com

Phone: 1-800-667-1530

905 Galilée Avenue
Quebec
G1P 4G4 Canada

Or fill out our contact form by following this link!

 
 
 
 

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What is the first cold pressed process?

Answer: This is a process in which non-preheated oilseeds are pressed once, without the addition of heat and at the lowest possible temperature, in order to extract some of the oil they contain. This type of pressing allows to preserve the nutrients of the oilseeds (vitamins, tocopherols, essential fatty acids, pigments etc.) as well as their aromas. The temperature never exceeds 50C during pressing. This heat is the result of the friction created by the worm screw that routes the oilseeds through the press. Then the worm screw grind the oilseeds and tries to expel the oil from them. The extracted oil is then filtered to get rid off the seed residue it contains and then bottled. The term virgin is the equivalent of first cold pressed and can be used for all varieties of oil.

Why are first-cold pressed oils so expensive to buy?

Answer: Because the raw material is only pressed once without the refining operation and at the lowest possible temperature. This manufacturing process offers a greater nutritional and taste quality. By pressing oilseeds only once and while it is cold means that there is still oil in the cake. And also, because the seeds or fruits selected are of better quality therefore more expensive to purchase.

What is the extraction method used to make olive oil?

Answer: Extra virgin olive oil can be derived from 2 different processes: 1) cold extraction and 2) the first-cold pressed process The cold extraction involves the malaxing and centrigugation (spinning) of the olive paste so that the oil is extracted in the form of fine droplets agglutinant to each other in order to be harvested. The first cold pressed process uses a hydraulic press which crushes the scourtins (fibre disks) on which the olive paste is extended. It creates a pressure allowing the oil to be harvested. The 2 extraction methods are cold (under 50C, in accordance with the international standard). Nowadays, cold extraction is preferred as a mode of production for olive oil, because it is a cleaner process and allows better control of the manufacturing parameters. The name of olive oils is based on the quality of these and is the subject of a standard developed by the International Olive Oil Council. For example, extra virgin olive oil must demonstrate a free acidity rate of less than 0.8% and comply with specific organoleptic quality criteria.

Why "Extra virgin"?

Answer: First of all, it is important to know that the term used and official is extra-virgin and not extra-virgin. In addition, we often see oils on which the term "extra virgin" is written, but it is important to know that the use of the term extra virgin applies only to olive oil and cannot be used on other oils (you cannot have extra virgin coconut oil, it can only be called virgin). The term extra virgin refers to the best quality of olive oil, the one with the lowest oleic acidity and no organoleptic defects.

Why does olive oil not always taste the same thing?

Answer: Our olive oils are made from small producers. These are not assemblies made by large consortia in order to balance the taste to the year. This is why olive oil can change from one year to the next. In addition, in the North hemispher, olive oil is pressed from November to the end of January, February, depending on the years. It is then stored in drums under controlled atmosphere. At the beginning of the season, the spice and bitterness of the olives is more noticable, whereas at the end of the season, ripe olives give a softer oil to taste. Like wine, depending on the terroirs and the types of olives the oil will have a different taste.

My olive oil froze in the fridge, should I throw it away?

Answer: This is a normal physical phenomenon that is not reserved to first cold-pressed olive oil. In fact, all virgin oils freeze at a low temperature. The oils most prone to freezing are those with high monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids (e.g. olive oils). The oil that reacts to the cold can become completely or partially solid and whitish, it does not affect its nutritional and taste qualities. To remedy the situation, you only have to let the oil stand at room temperature for several hours (can take up to 48 hours to become liquid again). This unpleasant phenomenon can be avoided by preserving the oil in the pantry.

Why are there flakes in my sunflower oil?

Answer: This physical and natural phenomenon is due to the presence of natural waxes contained in the envelope of certain seeds (including sunflower). Since we do not overfilter the oils, in order to keep the maximum amount of nutrients, the waxes pass into the oil and form a more or less thick veil. Waxes are more concentrated in oil depending on the age of the seeds, the time of year and the ambient heat at the time of pressing and filtration. The veil or deposit found in the oil is not harmful to health, it is rather a proof of the quality of the process of manufacturing the oil.

How do you recognize rancid oil?

Answer: The first time a person uses a cold pressed oil, it can be surprised by the more pronounced flavour and smell and think that the oil is rancid. Don't be mistaken!!! An oil or other rancid fatty body leaves a very bitter, unpleasant and pungent taste in the back of the throat. In addition, your sense of smell can also be a good indicator. The clear smell will then be very strong and aggressive. Do not confuse with the scent of the original product!

The difference between green and black olives?

Answer: It is the same olive except that the green olive is not ripe and the black is at full maturity.

My olive oil is not green, why?

Answer: It is the pulp of the olive that supplies the oil and therefore the pigments it contains color the oil. The pulp is mostly of "old gold" or "green ochre" colour. But the color depends mainly on the terroirs and the types of olives. Some manufacturers add chlorophyll to tint their olive oil green.

How long can I keep my oils?

Answer: Just read the expiration date on the bottle (on average between 12 and 18 months). With the exception of those that contain a high percentage of omega 3 such as flaxseed oil whose best before date is 9 months, after opening we advise you to consume it within 4 weeks and to keep it in the fridge.

What guarantees that there are no GMOs in canola oil?

Answer: First of all, you should know that traces of genetic modification cannot be found in the fat bodies. It is for this reason that seed analyses must be carried out before the oil is pressed, as genetic changes occur in DNA, which is protein-bound. Our canola oil is certified organic by an accredited organization (QAI). It is forbidden for an organic farm to use non-organic products (chemically treated: pesticides, herbicides, insecticides..., and derived from genetically modified organisms). In addition, we systematically perform genetic identity tests on each batch of raw material to ensure that the seeds are not contaminated by genetically modified organisms.

Why is canola oil so yellow and so strong in taste?

Answer: Simply because it is a first-cold pressed oil.

Where do you get supplies for the manufacture of your oils?

Answer: We manufacture here in Quebec weekly: flaxseed oil, canola, sunflower and sesame. We are able to obtain these certified organic raw materials in Canada. For Sesame and sunflower, part of the raw material comes from South America if we are not able to find oilseeds in Canada.

What oils can I heat to stir-fry?

Answer: For light stir-frying (always avoid the smoke point which is very harmful to the organism) these oils are recommended: Olive, sesame, sunflower oil for cooking, grape seeds.

What are the best sources of Omega 3?

Answer: Flaxseed oil (58%), Canola oil (14.5%), Walnut Oil (12%).

Why refine an oil?

Answer: To increase: the yield of oil extraction, the conservation (no expiration date indicated on the bottles) and to allow to press low quality seeds and sell on the market of low priced oils.

Do I have to keep my oils in the refrigerator?

Answer: It is not necessary to keep all the oils in the refrigerator. They are easily preserved in the pantry, sheltered from heat and light. However, some oils must be refrigerated at all times, as is the case with flaxseed oil.

Can we mix oils together?

Answer: It is even advisable to mix oils together. First of all to seek an optimum blend of EFA (essential fatty acids), especially Omega 3, because the organism is often deficient, and allow them to work in synergy and thus cover our needs. What could be more pleasant than to savour in a vinaigrette a mixture of 3, 4, 5 and why not 6 oils. Especially when a person is not too fond of the pronounced taste of olive oil, advise him, for example, to add a walnut oil in his vinaigrette, because it would be a pity to deprive himself of the nutritional advantages of olive oil.

How many Omega 3 and 6 are advised to take a day?

Answer: Omega 3: 2 g per day (i.e. 2 tsp. flax or 2 tbsp. canola or 3 tbsp. of nuts). Omega 6: 7 to 11 g per day (i.e. 2½ tbsp of sunflower oil or 3 tbsp of walnut or sesame). We often consume too much omega 6 and not enough Omega 3. It is necessary to consume 4 to 7 times more omega 6 than Omega 3 (ratio 4:1 to 7:1). Currently, the North American diet provides a ratio of about 10:1, so unbalanced. That's why it's so important to add omega 3 to your diet.

What are essential fatty acids? And what are their roles?

Answer: Lipids are formed of triglycerides. Triglycerides are formed of glycerol to which are fixed three fatty acids. The fatty acids are formed by a chain of carbon atoms to which hydrogen atoms are attached. Fatty acids are said to be saturated or unsaturated depending on the nature of the links between the different atoms that make them up. It is important to remember that quality lipids are necessary for the organism because some cannot be manufactured by the human body and play vital functions (essential fatty acids: linoleic and alpha-linolenic). In addition, lipids are used as transport vehicles for lipo-soluble vitamins and other compounds. They are also growth factors, participate in the transport of excess cholesterol, promote the proper functioning of the immune system. They participate in the transport of oxygen from the lungs to the cells, they regulate the formation of blood clots and blood pressure and they are precursors of prostaglandins (type of cellular hormones that promote a good functioning of immune, circulatory and hormonal systems).

Do Maison Orphée products contain gluten?

Answer: No, Maison Orphée products do not contain gluten. We have a gluten-free logo on our packaging to help you make an informed choice.

Do your mustards and vinegars contain sulphites?

Answer: Our mustards do not contain sulphites. As far as our vinegars are concerned, they may contain traces of sulphites in the natural state. Sulphites are often used in conventional products to preserve the product and therefore to protect it from mold, bacteria, yeast...

What is the amount of raw material needed to make 1 litre of oil?

Answer: For flaxseed oil: 3kg, for olive oil: 5kg, for sunflower oil: 3kg.

What is the deodorization process for your sunflower oil for cooking and deodorized coconut oil?

Answer: Deodorization is done by a vacuum process where a water vapour is injected at a high temperature, the result is a softer oil to taste, since the volatile oil compounds have been eliminated. Deodorization ensures that the oil can better withstand the heat, so it gives it a higher smoke point. No chemical element enters this process, it is a purely physical process.

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