Linseed oil is widely regarded as one of the healthiest oils in the world. It is extremely high in unsaturated fatty acids that are known to improve cholesterol levels and thus lower the risk of heart disease.
Linseed oil is produced by cold-pressing of the seeds of the flax plant. For this reason it is also called flaxseed oil. The flax plant is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and has been used for food and clothing for thousands of years. It has its origins in the Orient and Middle-East and today is cultivated all over the world with Canada and China being among the biggest producers.
Our linseed oil is produced in Germany by our local oil mill using carefully selected raw materials. It is certified organic for food grade and cosmetics.
What makes linseed oil so special is the fact that it’s one of the best sources of alpha-linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that cannot be produced by the body and must be acquired through diet. Omega-3 fats are essential for various body functions and may help to prevent cancer and other diseases. They are also known to improve blood pressure, cognitive functions and even help to prevent or treat depression. Adding linseed oil to your diet might be the single best thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.
Since linseed oil should not be heated it is best to add it to cold dishes like salads or enjoy it with potatoes and cottage-cheese, a staple meal that has been around for centuries.
Another fantastic recipe using linseed oil is the Heliaflor® fruit-protein-omega shake. It will provide you with good protein, vitamins and plenty of Omega-3, making it a highly nutritional snack or meal-replacement.
Heliaflor® fruit-protein-omega shake with linseed oil
In cosmetics linseed oil is an excellent way to treat dry or damaged skin due to its great fatty acid profile. It is mostly mixed with carrier oils like jojoba oil or almond oil but can also be applied pure to strongly damaged areas to maximize the healing effect.