Why Camelina

Oilhealthbenefits.com post

Oilhealthbenefits.com posted information about camelina oil, including properties, uses, and nutritional benefits, citing several publicly available references.  See their post here: http://oilhealthbenefits.com/camelina-oil/  

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Unrefined vs. Refined

  Camelina Gold oil is processed using natural processes, without any harsh chemicals, solvents or contaminants. Unrefined oils are the most simple and healthiest form of oil processing. Left in their virgin state after pressing, these oils tend to be rich, robust and true to their seed flavors and aromas. Like unrefined whole grain flours, unrefined oils are more nutritious. Refined cooking oils are made by highly mechanical and often chemical processes to extract, bleach, degum, or hydrogenate oil. These unnatural processes remove nutrients from the seeds such as: fiber, proteins, chlorophyll, essential minerals and vitamins.  This can create a product which oxidizes easily, thus, depleting the quality of the oil when used in...

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History of Camelina Oil

The Tollund Man was a name given to a body that was remarkably well preserved in a bog and found in Denmark in 1950.  Scientific tests reveal he was likely sacrificed and buried in the bog as some sort of ritual, and that he lived in the 4th century BC.  His last meal consisted of a porridge made from vegetables and seeds including: barley, linseed, camelina, knotweed, bristlegrass, and chamomile.  It is thought that the elaborate combination of ingredients suggested that his last meal came as part of some sort of celebration. The plant belongs in the crucifer family (Brassica), and has been called many names, including: camelina, false flax, German sesame, gold-of-pleasure, linseed dodder, Siberian oilseed, and wild flax. During the Industrial Revolution camelina lost favor as a common everyday oil as it cannot be hydrogenated easily (turned into margarine).  It has recently “re-emerged” as a popular oil for utility and health as it contains high levels of omega-3’s (polyunsaturated fats), and is one of the highest sources of vitamin E (tocopherol) content of among natural tocopherol...

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Camelina Oil Benefits

Camelina oil contains an abundant amount of omega 3 fatty acids. In fact, Camelina Gold oil is made up of about 35% omega 3’s.  It is relatively low in omega 6 fatty acids, resulting in a favorable omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of 2:1. This oil is very unique because it is perfectly suited for an omega-3 supplement and it makes excellent cooking oil.  The monounsaturated fat in the oil provides for a smoke point of 475 degrees.  Packed with natural antioxidants (like Vitamin E),  Camelina Gold also has a  shelf life of 18-24...

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Camelina Gold Fatty Acid Profile

In November of 2011, we worked with the University of Idaho to analyze Camelina Gold. The results (below) highlight the quality of the product we’re proud to deliver to our customers  If you have any questions about the study or the results don’t hesitate to let us...

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Camelina Oil in Human Consumption

We wanted to share a recent presentation from Curt on “Camelina Oil in Human Consumption.” The full presentation can be viewed here.  Plenty of good information and insight is provided on these slides.  Here are five of our favorites. Iron Age-Cultivation (400 B.C-500 A.D) of camelina doubles in Europe as a source of edible oil. Camelina is emerging as a “new crop” today in America Winter and disease resistant crop make suitable for Pacific Northwest (Ritzville, WA) High Vitamin E content 2:1 ratio of omega 3’s to omega 6’s Enjoy, and please feel free to contact us with...

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