Our UK-grown organic Hemp Seed Oil 250ml is extracted from hemp seeds by cold pressing, to preserve its nutritional qualities.
Hemp seed oil is packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, and carotene, an antioxidant. This makes it perfect for replenishing the body from the inside, or if used on the skin, from the outside in. It also contains phytosterols, phospholipids and minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, zinc and folate. Chlorophyll gives hemp oil its light green colour, and has been shown to have good antioxidant properties.
It’s also full of essential fatty acids that are not produced by the body, so you need to get them in your diet. Specifically, omega-6 and omega-3 in the optimal ratio of 3:1. In fact, hemp oil contains more Omega 3 and 6 than fish oil. Omega 3 helps maintain a healthy heart, brain and metabolism, and omega 6 provides energy for the body. The oil is lower in saturated fat than other plant-based oils, and contains smaller amounts of three other polyunsaturated fatty acids: gamma-linolenic acid; oleic acid and stearidonic acid. This combination is unique among edible oils.
It has a delicate texture and a distinctive nutty flavour similar to sunflower seeds. Add it to any dish as a flavour enhancer, and use it in sauces, dips, marinades and salad dressings. It’s also a great alternative to olive oil, butter and spreads. Or, just take a spoonful or two a day! Not suitable for infants under 12 months.
To maintain the nutritious quality of this Hemp Seed Oil, do not use as a “frying” oil or heat above 120°C. Keep bottles tightly sealed after opening, and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
100% organic hemp seed oil. 250ml bottle
Description taken from hempen website.