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 is DHA?
Our Flaxseed mixtures Omega Blue and Omega Red contain a valuable ingredient from the sea: docosahexaenoic acid, DHA for short. This is a polyunsaturated fatty acid obtained from microalgae. If 250 mg (= 25 ml Omega Blue) is taken daily, this contributes to the preservation of normal brain function and vision. We therefore particularly recommend that children, pregnant women and older people should take DHA-containing products daily.
Where does the DHA contained in Omega Blue and Omega Red come from?
DHA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid which we obtain from microalgae in the form of algae oil. The microalgae are bred in tanks. This means that the water quality and potential contamination can be better controlled. No algae are collected from the sea, which could injure or displace other marine animals.
Can I use Omega Blue during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Yes, we even recommend it! The docosahexaenoic acid contained in Omega Blue, DHA for short, is a polyunsaturated fatty acid obtained from microalgae. If 250 mg (= 25 ml Omega Blue) is taken daily, this contributes to the preservation of normal brain function and vision. We therefore particularly recommend that children, pregnant women and older people should take DHA-containing products daily.