Our Organic Hemp Seed Oil is cold-press extracted from UK-grown hemp seeds.
What’s in it?
Nothing but hemp! 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil. Zero THC.
Oh, but within that hemp… So many wonderful things.
Hemp seeds are full of the essential fatty acids that are not produced by the body, including omega-6 and omega-3 in the optimal ratio of 3:1. There’s some cheeky omega-9 in there too. Hemp oil actually contains more Omega 3 and 6 than fish oil!
The oil is lower in saturated fat than other plant-based oils, and contains a unique combination of three other polyunsaturated fatty acids: gamma-linolenic acid; oleic acid and stearidonic acid.
Hemp seed oil is packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, and carotene (an antioxidant). It can be used as a moisturiser as well as ingested. It also contains phytosterols, phospholipids and minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc and folate.
Chlorophyll gives hemp oil its light green colour, and has been shown to have antioxidant properties.
How do I use it?
Our hemp seed oil has a distinctive nutty flavour, similar to sunflower seeds. Add it to any dish as a flavour enhancer, use it in sauces, dips (houmous, pesto, marinades) and salad dressings.
It’s also a great alternative to olive oil, butter and spreads.
Warning: Don’t fry with it! Heating the oil above 120°C will affect all the good things inside it. It’s not dangerous, just a bit of a waste.
You can also give yourself a spoonful a day for an easy way to get all the nutritional benefits. The oil is equally wonderful as a moisturiser – great news for any accidental spillages.
Not suitable for infants under 12 months. They’ll just have to be patient.