It took five years for our founders to develop the worlds first shelf stable, culinary hempseed oil. It now has twelve years consumer approval and has redefined the uses of one of natures healthiest oils.
Hempseed Oil is 100% natural and high in Omega 3,6 and 9 fatty acids. Hemp oil is known as the richest source of unsaturated fatty acids (“good” fatty acids). Hempseed oil contains high amounts of Gamma linolenic acid (γLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA), the metabolites of linoleic (LA/Omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA/ Omega 3), respectively, which none of the other commonly used culinary oils contain. Due to metabolic competition between these two Essential Fatty Acids for access to the Delta-6 desaturase enzyme to convert LA and ALA to γlinolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA), respectively, the presence of both GLA and SDA in hempseed oil allows this enzymatic step with Delta-6-desaturase to be efficiently bypassed.
In other words, the Omega 3 and GLA in hemp are biologically available and just 10ml of hempseed oil delivers 410mg GLA the same amount of GLA as 4.5 capsules of 1000mg Evening Primrose Oil.
The seeds are double checked for microbiological and chemical contamination and then the oil is extracted from mechanically cleaned and dried seed of the highest quality.
The hemp seed is pressed only once, either fine filtered or extra virgin. Our hemp seed oils are made 100% mechanically with no hexane or other refining steps for oils.
We produce organic and non-organic hemp seed oil in two types, sourcing our seed only from certified hemp seed (EU grade) farms and pressing using a cold press process:
Original – which has a light green/yellow colour
Extra virgin – which is darker and greenish
The Original has been through the Carbon Filter process, which is what gives it the lighter colour. This removes the grainy sediment from the Oil which wasn’t removed during the First Filter process. This is also why there is a colour change.
The Extra Virgin Oil is virtually straight off the press passing through one filter to remove any larger sediment.
Hemp Seed Oil fits anywhere you use olive oil or want to boost your Omega-3 fatty acids: dressings, pesto, smoothies. Hemp Seed oil has a light nutty flavour the smoke point is 148˚C so it can be heated. Retaining all of its vitamins and minerals. Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil brings both flavour and exceptional nutrition.
- Highest content of Polyunsaturated Fats of all commonly used oils
- Lowest content of Saturated Fats of all commonly used oils
- Naturally rich in Omega 3
- Naturally rich in GLA
- Light nutty flavour