Organic Oils
Organic Oils
 
Camelina Oil (Gold of Pleasure or Flax Seed Oil) (INCI = Camelina Sativa Seed Oil).
Camelina Oil (commonly known as Gold of Pleasure) is a cold pressed oil from the seeds of the cruciferous annual plant Camelina Sativa. It is also called false flax since it is often found growing wild amoungst flax. Camelina Oil is a very rich source of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA's) which makes it an excellent choice for nutraceutical use; This oil is unique in being exceptionally rich in both omega-3 fatty acids (up to 45%) and potent antioxidants (such as vitamin E). The high antioxidant content and an almond-like taste and aroma makes Camelina oil a much more versatile culinary oil compared with the most common source of omega-3 supplementation: flax oil

 

Carthame or Safflower (Carthamus tintorius, Composae). Grown mainly in India, Mexico, Ethiopia, Australia and cultivated in USA. The plant was known in ancient Egypt (mummy of pharaoh Amenophis I, 1600 B.C.), in the Persian Gulf and used until recently for its tinctorial properties (pink, red color). Oil content: 30-40%. The oil which has one of the highest linoleic acid content (75-80%) is used in lipochemistry, human nutrition and dietetic. Thus, safflower oil is utilized as cooking oil and in the form of salad oil, mayonnaise, margarine and in processed foods.

It contains high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential to health. Safflower oil contains more polyunsaturates than any other specialty vegetable oil. This oil remains one of the best sources of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by the human body but is a nutritional necessity for healthy development and growth.

The oleic acid is beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart, and has anti-carcinogenic properties. It also contain cis-linoleic acid. This helps the body burn brown fat for heat, which can help lower and maintain a healthy weight.
Its high Vitamin E content is an antioxidant. Antioxidants counter the damage done to cells by free radicals.


 

Hempseed oil is pressed from the seed of the hemp (cannabis) plant irrespective of the strain of cannabis. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a pleasant nutty flavor. The darker the color, the grassier the flavour.Hemp oil contains 57% linoleic (LA) and 19% linolenic (LNA) acids, in the three-to-one ratio that matches our nutritional needs. These are the essential fatty acids (EFAs)-so called because the body cannot make them and must get them from external sources. The best sources are oils from freshly ground grains and whole seeds, but EFAs are fragile and quickly lost in processing. EFAs are the building blocks of longer chain fats, such as eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that occur naturally in the fat of cold-water fish like sardines, mackerel, salmon, bluefish, herring, and, to a lesser extent, tuna.

Adding these foods to the diet seems to lower risks of heart attacks because omega-3 fatty acids reduce the clotting tendency of the blood and improve cholesterol profiles. They also have a natural anti-inflammatory effect that makes them useful for people with arthritis and autoimmune disorders.

Health food stores stock many brands of EPA/DHA supplements in the form of fish oil capsules. I usually do not recommend them because I think it's better to get your essential fatty acids in foods, and I worry about toxic contaminants in fish oil supplements. But what can you do if you choose, for one reason or another, not to eat fish? You can get some omega-3s in expeller pressed canola oil, the only common vegetable oil that contains them


 

Poppy Seed Oil is obtained from the seeds of the poppy flower. It is a great choice for salad dressings. It has smooth, subtle flavors. As a condiment with crusty bread it is a delicious treat as it has much more flavor than more processed poppy seed oils and have long been thought to have health benefits. With their abundance of carbohydrates and calcium, organic poppy seeds are considered a good source of energy. Ancient Greek athletes often consumed a mixture of poppy seeds, honey and wine for health and strength. Raw poppy seed oil is high in essential fatty acids.

It is rich in linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid), which researchers say offers protection against heart disease and heart attacks. It is also rich in oleic acid, an ingredient that researchers say can prevent breast cancer. The poppy plant has been used for years in the manufacture of medicines. While opium comes from the poppy plant, poppy seeds have no narcotic properties. The fluid in the bud that becomes opium is not present once the seeds are fully formed.


 

Pumpkin seeds, and the oil they contain, have long been used as folk medicine. They have recently been the subject of a number of studies to identify their health-promoting potential. Preliminary studies have shown that pumpkin seeds may reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, thus possibly reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer...

Pumpkin seeds, and the oil they contain, have long been used as folk medicine. They have recently been the subject of a number of studies to identify their health-promoting potential. Preliminary studies have shown that pumpkin seeds may reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, thus possibly reducing the risk of developing prostate defficiencies. Pumpkin seeds are used to treat urinary infections, and in certain parts of Europe, pumpkin seeds have been used to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are regarded as a remedy for depression (and pumpkin seed oil has long been a treatment for prostatitis).

Pumpkin Seed Oil is a natural source of linoleic acid, along with vitamins A, E, C and K. The fresh oil contains more than 60% unsaturated fatty acids. It is an excellent source of zinc, which is helpful for prostate health.


 
Sesame Seed Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. It is naturally Antibacterial for common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus as well as common skin fungi, such as athlete’s foot fungus. It is naturally antiviral. It is a natural anti inflammatory agent. The benefits of sesame seed oil seem to go on and on.

Sesame seed oil is derived from sesame seeds. It's one of the most distinctive, fragrant and flavourful oils you'll find, with a slightly sweet, nutty flavour that's enhanced by toasting the seeds. Sesame seed oil is essential in oriental dishes: don't use it for frying but sprinkle it sparingly over the food just before serving.


 
Italian Olive oil
is one of the most commonly used ingredients in all forms of meal preparation - and so if you want to truly eat organically you'll want to be cooking with our organic extra virgin, cold press olive oil. You ae welcome to use it as a cooking or frying aid, drizzled over a summer salad or added to steaming potatoes, organic olive oil provides maximum flavour with minimum additives and pesticides.

Organic olive oil is created purely from organically grown olives, and has a richness in colour and taste that is pretty hard to beat. Most organic olive oils also proclaim themselves as 'cold-pressed', meaning they are picked and crushed by large stone rollers - without the use of any mechanical machinery or unnatural processes.


 
Argan oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree, endemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a relict species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco. The species Argania once covered North Africa and is now endangered and under protection of UNESCO. The Argan tree grows wild in semi-desert soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara. Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due the small and very specific growing areas.


 
Walnut Oil is a delicate, light-colored, unrefined, specialty oil made in the Perigord and Burgundy regions of France. Walnut oil is made from nuts that are dried and then cold-pressed. Walnut oil is high in polyunsaturated fats.

It has a rich, nutty flavor that is perfect for salad dressings, to flavor fish and steaks, to toss with pasta, and to jazz up desserts.

Walnut oil is best used uncooked or in cold sauces because when it is heated, it can become slightly bitter. This flavor, however, can be a pleasant taste when experienced in moderation.

Unrefined walnut oil is terrific on salads, particularly when you combine it with bits of walnuts. Add walnut oil to a chicken or turkey salad along with some grapes and chopped walnuts. Brush a thin coat of walnut oil on grilled fish and steaks just before serving. Toss freshly cooked pasta in a mixture of walnut oil and spices. Try using walnut oil in dessert recipes that will be enhanced by the nutty flavor.


 

Hazelnut Oil - Corylus avellana, the plant probably originated in Greece.

Hazelnut oil has one of the highest levels of oleic acid (75 – 80 per cent), higher than both olive and almond oil and also contains around 18 per cent linoleic acid. Hazelnut is a highly stable oil that penetrates quickly into the skin and is effective in helping to reduce oily skin conditions.

Used since antiquity in Turkey, where hazelnuts are native, oil pressed from hazelnuts is flavourful and delicious. While not good for frying, since it has a low smoke point, hazelnut oil is delicious in a variety of dishes that call for oil, where you want more taste than canola oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, or peanut oil, and not so fruity a flavour as olive oil. In that case, if you want a nutty flavour, hazelnut oil may be the perfect choice!