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We developed a process enabling us to remove the bitterness from our cold-pressed Flaxseed Oil using a natural method. The bitterness is a result of small protein components in the Flaxseed Oil , and we use their three-dimensional structure (3D) to filter them out (3D filtration). That is why our Virgin Flaxseed Oil has a pleasantly mild, debittered and slightly nutty flavour.
The flaxseed plant, also known as flax, is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and the cold-pressed Flaxseed Oil is obtained by pressing the flaxseed with the help of a screw roller press.
With 47g per 100 ml, BIO PLANÈTE Flaxseed Oil has a particularly high content of the polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). When 2g (= 5ml/1 teaspoon of Flaxseed Oil) are taken daily, this essential fatty acid contributes to the preservation of normal blood cholesterol levels. Flaxseed Oil is thus an oil that is much more than just a foodstuff.
Ideas for recipes and use of Virgin Flaxseed Oil
Due to its sensitive fatty acids, the Flaxseed Oil is not suitable for frying or heating, but it is perfect for cold dishes: enjoy the nutty Flaxseed Oil in classic way with potatoes and cottage cheese or with tender vegetables. Used in the morning as an ingredient in muesli or yoghurt, it provides a quick way to a highly nutritious breakfast. If you do not like eating muesli for breakfast, you can also simply take a teaspoon of this high-quality oil. There are no limits to creativity: Flaxseed Oil also tastes great used in other delicious recipes such as in chocolate and nut spreads or in vegetarian, hearty sandwich spreads.
Naturally unbitter. With 3D filtration method we developed ourselves!
Product of organic farming
** For this product, the raw materials may in some cases originate from other countries. This especially holds true in cases of crop shortfall, or when batches of raw goods do not meet our quality requirements. In any event, the raw material are being tested by BIO PLANÈTE and are in 100% compliance with our strict organic quality requirements. The respective origin is always noted on the product label.
Average nutritional values per 100 ml / 3.38 fl oz
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Contains on average for 100 ml: alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3): 47 g
What is 3D filtration?
Many people do not like linseed oil because of its bitter taste. That's why we have removed the bitterness in a natural way from our cold-pressed BIO PLANETE Flaxseed Oil using a unique process developed by us, 3D filtration. The small protein components in the Flaxseed Oil are responsible for its bitterness, and we use their three-dimensional structure (3D) to filter them out. This gives our BIO PLANÈTE Flaxseed Oil a milder (no longer bitter), slightly nutty taste.
Does 3D filtration influence the quality of the oil?
No! The cold pressing and 3D filtration of our natural Flaxseed Oil preserve its organic quality and its nutritional-physiological benefits. They only make it lose its bitterness in a natural way.
Flaxseed Oil solidifies in the fridge. Is this natural or does it lose its quality?
In decreasing temperatures, Flaxseed Oil becomes more and more viscous until it starts to solidify. This is a natural property of the oil and does not mean a quality defect. Incidentally, Flaxseed Oil can also be stored in the freezer to extend its storage life. This makes sense particularly if you are planning a longer trip. This does not damage the oil and it will quickly regain its usual properties when returned to room temperature.
How should I store BIO PLANÈTE Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed Oil is rich in polyunsaturated, valuable omega 3 fatty acids. These acids can be very sensitive to environmental influences such as heat, UV light and oxygen. That's why our Flaxseed Oil is filled into light-protected bottles in a protective atmosphere, where oxygen is excluded. As a result, the oil only needs to be stored in the fridge after opening and coming into contact with the oxygen in the air.
What is the difference between Camelina Oil and Flaxseed Oil?
Camelina sativa is a plant in the cruciferous family where as flax is a plant genus in flax family. In other words, the two plants belong to different families of plants and are not related. The two oils also taste different: while Flaxseed Oil has a slightly nutty taste, Camelina Oil is reminiscent of fresh vegetables. But both oils have a high polyunsaturated fatty acid content.
Why are unsaturated acids healthier than saturated fatty acids?
This is true primarily for all polyunsaturated acids, meaning omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These occur more rarely in foods than mono-unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. In addition, the human body cannot make these fatty acids itself, so it depends on a sufficient intake of omega 3 and omega 6 acids from food. They have several important functions in the body, form part of cell membranes and contribute to preserving normal cholesterol levels, blood pressure and a normal cardiac function.
What is the difference between omega 3 and omega 6 acids?
The difference lies in the chemical structure of the molecules. Both classes of fatty acids are essential for humans, meaning our bodies cannot product them and depend on a sufficient intake from food. Nutritional sources of omega 3 fatty acids are exclusively marine algae, fish and plant oils and seeds. Unfortunately, we tend to take in far too little of these important fatty acids. Our daily nutrition gives us a ratio of omega 6 fatty acids to omega 3 fatty acids of approx. 15:1. The German Nutritional Association recommends a ratio of 5:1.
For example, the BIO PLANÈTE Salad Oil provides this optimal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids. If you want to balance out your omega-ratio with oils rich in omega 3, you can e.g. revert to Flaxseed Oil or our Omega Colour Oils.
Where does the polyunsaturated fatty acid omega 3 occur?
Omega 3 fatty acids occur in plant seeds and plant oils as well as is saltwater fish and marine algae. Therefore, the German Nutritional Association recommends eating fish twice a week in order to supply the body with sufficient omega 3 fatty acids. Flaxseed Oil, Hempseed Oil, Camelina Oil and the BIO PLANÈTE Omega Colour Flaxseed mixtures have an especially high proportion of omega 3.
Omega 6 fatty acids are much more common: these fatty acids are also found in animal fats. That's why our daily nutrition contains more omega 6 fatty acids than omega 3 fatty acids, with the ratio being approx. 15:1. The German Nutritional Association recommends a ratio of 5:1. The BIO PLANÈTE Salad Oil provides this optimal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids.
How can vegans meet their requirement of omega 3?
If you follow a vegan diet, dislike the taste of fish or cannot eat fish regularly (2x per week) for other reasons, you should make sure to keep a high-quality plant oil rich in omega 3 fatty acids in your fridge and use this to cover your requirement of these essential fatty acids. Flaxseed Oil, Hempseed Oil, Camelina Oil and the BIO PLANÈTE Omega Colour Flaxseed Oil Mixtures are particularly suitable for this. The latter have not just a high omega 3 content but also contain select ingredients which add to the taste.
Why should you not heat oils with polyunsaturated fatty acids?
The more polyunsaturated fatty acids are contained in the oil, the more susceptible it is to environmental influences such as heat, UV light and oxygen. If such oils are heated up too much or for too long, this can result in a damaging decomposition and in conversion products such as trans-fatty acids. As a result, e.g. our Flaxseed Oil and other Vital Oils are filled into light-protected bottles in a protective atmosphere (free from oxygen). These oils should be stored in the fridge after opening.
What is alpha-linolenic acid and where does it occur?
Alpha-linolenic acid is a triple unsaturated essential fatty acid and – like DHA – belongs to the group of omega 3 fatty acids. If 2g are taken daily, alpha-linolenic acid contributes to the preservation of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Flaxseed Oil, Camelina Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Hempseed Oil and Walnut Oil have an especially high alpha-linolenic acid content.
What conditions and standards are behind the organic seal on our oils?
An organic seal is a quality and test seal with which products from organic farming are marked. In 2010, a binding new organic seal was introduced throughout the EU, also known as the EU organic logo, which identifies food from organic farming (a star-shaped leaf on a green background).
This seal replaced the German state organic seal (green hexagon with "BIO" lettering), which had existed since 2001, with the same standards in terms of content. Due to the high degree of popularity of its predecessor, both seals are still often used today.
The use of this certification is strictly regulated by the publisher and is subject to ecological requirements. Compliance with the criteria by producers is ensured by a documentation obligation as well as regular sampling and examination of product samples. Compliance with the regulations is monitored in Europe by the responsible Eco-Control bodies.
Foods labelled with the organic seal must, among other things:
• Not be produced by or with/from genetically modified organisms
• Not to be produced with the use of synthetic pesticides
• Contain no more than 5% conventionally produced components (in exceptional cases, if ingredients are not available in ecological quality, in accordance with Annex VO)
• not contain sweeteners and stabilisers as well as synthetic colourants, preservatives and flavour enhancers
• not result from monotonous crop rotations (two-, three- and four-field farming)
• and much more: more information on the EU Organic Label
Can I use the oil even after the expiration date?
We can no longer guarantee the oil's perfect quality after its best before date.
In the interest of sustainability, however, we would like to point out the following: vegetable oils do not belong to the group of very sensitive foodstuffs and can usually still be consumed after the best-before date. This is especially true if the bottle is still sealed and it has been stored away from heat sources. Therefore, we recommend using your senses to test the oil before disposing of it. Oil that has been stored for too long can be easily recognized by smell and taste. If it tastes rancid or unusual (off), it should not be consumed.
How do I remove the labels from the jars and bottles?
Since we use oil-soluble glue for the labels, the best way to remove the label from the coconut jars is with oil. Simply coat the label with oil, let it absorb overnight and peel off easily in the morning. However, if the label is already off and only the glue is on it, this method doesn't work as well. In this context, we have been told of positive experiences with orange oil cleaner, such as from AlmaWin or Sodasan. Another option is a hair dryer - because heat also loosens the label well.
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