The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils: Growing, Foraging, and Pressing

(1 customer review)


Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Society Publishers

Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 5, 2022


Press your own right at home – homemade oils for cooking and health.

The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated and photographed, full-color guide to growing, foraging, and pressing nut and seed crops to produce high-quality oils for culinary and other uses. Coverage includes:

  • A brief history of seed oil extraction
  • Culinary and health benefits of home-pressed oils versus factory produced oils
  • Presses and other equipment options for ease, cost, and convenience
  • How-to for growing, harvesting, processing, and pressing nuts and seeds
  • Profiles of over 40 nuts and seeds to grow, forage, or source including hempseed, flax, peanuts, sunflowers, walnuts, okra, and more.
  • Oil processing, storage, and culinary and other uses
  • Scaling up for community or small-scale commercial production.

Whether you want to produce oils for cooking, balms and salves, self-sufficiency and resiliency or for small-scale commercial or community production, The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a one-stop shop to get you started.


Additional information

Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × .5 × 9 in
+ FREE 8x10 Botanical Print

Avocado/Coconut/Olive, Almond, Flax, Grapeseed, Hazelnut, Hickory, Nigella, Okra, Pecan, Peanut, Poppy Seed, Pumpkin, Rapeseed, Safflower, Sativa, Sesame, Sunflower, Walnut

+ FREE Botanical Illustration Notecard

1 FREE notecard

1 review for The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils: Growing, Foraging, and Pressing

  1. Olive Wild (verified owner)

    This is a very informational, beautiful book! I love the oil profiles that help you tailor which seeds/nuts you will press for your personal needs. Beautiful artwork and photos. A source list at the back of the book for presses might have been nice. We heard Mr. Cohen speak at Baker Creek and his passion is undeniable. This book is evidence of his desire to educate and equip people toward more a more vibrant and healthy lifestyle.

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“This book gives us the knowledge and inspiration to step off the train of
corporate mass production, and to explore a world of rich flavors and colorful oils. Cohen encourages
readers to embrace a deeper and healthier, slow approach to living.”

Anna Mulè

Executive Director, Slow Food USA

“Beautifully illustrated and photographed, this guide is sure to introduce readers to new concepts and
whet their appetite for growing plants with a whole new purpose. It’s a must read for gardeners

Brie Arthur

author of The Foodscape Revolution & Gardening with Grains

“Bevin Cohen takes us on an incredible journey with his easy, authoritative and nurturing style. This
book is a must for anyone interested in food as well as folks interested in self-reliance. Homesteaders,
specialty crop farmers, gardeners, chefs, seed-to-table enthusiasts, and curious humans, would all be
enriched with a copy of this book held close.”

Hank Will

Editor at Large, Mother Earth News Magazine