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Specialty Food Association Press Release
April 1, 2016 | Acala Farms named official seasoning oil of ManGrate Cast Iron Grill Grates
This is a big deal for us at ManGrate, to be recognized in conjunction with Acala Farms by the Specialty Food Association! This esteemed organization was founded in 1952 to encourage distribution, growth and interest in the specialty food industry in the United States. Read about it here.
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Jan. 2016—Acala Farms Named Official Seasoning Oil of ManGrate Cast Iron Grill Grates
Gourmet cottonseed oil’s superior performance outpaces all other oils for seasoning cast iron
BARNEVELD, Wis.– The superior culinary performance of Acala Farms Gourmet Cottonseed Oil was the deciding factor in its recent selection as the Official Seasoning Oil of ManGrate Cast Iron Grill Grates, confirmed Sarah Botham, president of Acala Farms. The Manassas, Virgina-based manufacturer of cast iron grill grate inserts for outdoor grilling, ManGrate researched and tested a broad variety of oils before selecting Acala Farms Gourmet Cottonseed Oil, Botham said.
Long a staple in America’s kitchens, cottonseed oil’s popularity waned for several decades beginning in the 1970s but has resurfaced as the cooking oil of choice through Acala Farms’ new generation of healthy, pesticide-free gourmet cooking oils, Botham said. Brushed or sprayed onto the cast iron ManGrates and heated to 500℉ for 15 minutes, Acala Farms’ PURE Cottonseed Oil “ensures well-seasoned and perfectly performing grill grates.” Additionally, unlike many other high-heat oils, Acala Farms PURE Cottonseed Oil is flavor-neutral, thus leaving no residual flavors or smells while cooking with cast iron grates, she added.
Determined to bring the steakhouse experience to the masses, ManGrate created cast iron grill grates of the quality prized by professional chefs, complete with a patented grease gutter system, Botham said. “ManGrate’s design also reduces flare-ups, so that foods are less likely to overcook or char. It is truly the best at-home grilling experience possible and Acala Farms is pleased and proud to be associated with such a stellar product.” Professionals prefer cast iron. Now everyone can get professional results—at home.
Unlike other cooking surfaces, cast iron requires a little extra care to ensure long-term use and reliability. Since ManGrates are uncoated—without porcelain, for example—they must be properly seasoned with cooking oil before use. But not all cooking oils are well-suited for the seasoning process, Botham said. “At the recommended seasoning temperature of 500℉ most cooking oils have far exceeded their smoke point—the temperature at which an oil begins to burn off and becomes rancid. Acala Farms PURE Cottonseed Oil meets the high smoke point requirements and is certified pesticide-free, contains zero cholesterol and zero trans fat and is Kosher.”
“We have entered into this partnership with ManGrate for the long term because we appreciate and understand that great food begins with superior ingredients and superior tools,” Botham said. “ManGrate is all of that, made in the U.S. and so much more.”
ABOUT ACALA FARMS
Founded in 2012 by Peter & Sarah Botham, Acala Farms is America’s exclusive producer of gourmet pure- and flavor-infused cooking oils. The oils are certified pesticide-free, contain no cholesterol or trans fat and support Vegan, Kosher and Gluten-free culinary choices. Headquartered in Barneveld, Wisconsin, Acala Farms is one of the Botham Brands family of companies. More information can be found at www.acala-farms.com.