Cocavo Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed from the raw de-husked hempseed that gives the oil a delicate nutty flavor. No other vegetable oil offers essential fatty acids at such high concentrations. While you don’t want to use this oil for high-heat cooking, you can still make endless recipes with this delicate green magic.
Hemp Seed Oil has the ideal 3:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio, which helps with many different skin issues, can reduce cholesterol, help heal skin cells, and may even prevent skin cancer.
Cooking with hemp seed oil is very easy, it is not an oil that you should steer away from at all. To obtain the most nutritional benefits of eating hemp seed oil, you should try to use it cold. When hemp seed oil is cooked at a high temperature, it smokes, which breaks down the oil, changing it’s taste and removing the key nutrients.
Hemp Seed Oil is delicious when drizzled on top of salads, vegetables or pizza. It can be a great base for salad dressings, and a lovely alternative to olive oil when added to couscous, quinoa, pasta and rice.
You can also blend the oil into soups, smoothies & dips such as hummus and pesto. If your feeling creative, try pouring hemp seed oil over a bowl of ice cream. Jamie Oliver did this and said it gives the ice cream a lovely nutty, subtle flavor!
Read more about Hemp Seed Oil below.
What is “Golden” Hemp Seed oil?
Hemp seeds are renowned for their nutritional and general health benefits. They are composed of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids and fiber. Benefits of hemp seed oil relate to its 3:1 ratio of two essential polyunsaturated fatty acids: linoleic (LA) and a-linolenic acid (LNA). These polyunsaturated fatty acids are especially beneficial to the heart. The inner heart of these seeds are home to the Golden Hemp Seed Oil we are championing.
Cooking with “Golden” Hemp Seed Oil
Cocavo’s Golden Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed from the heart of the hemp seed. This gives the oil a beautiful golden colour & a delicate nutty flavor. You may be used to a hemp seed oil that has a green colour to it. This colour comes from the chlorophyll contained in the hard outer skin of the seed. Chlorophyll is the green compound that gives this green oil a bitter flavour.
By removing the outer skin of the hemp seed, you expose the inner part of the seed, known as the heart of the seed. It is the heart of the seed that our “Golden” Hemp Seed Oil is cold pressed from and the reason this oil is not bitter, instead having a mild nutty flavour similar to cashew nut.
No other vegetable oil offers essential fatty acids at such high concentrations as Hemp Seed Oil. While you don’t want to make stir-fry with this oil, you can absolutely make endless recipes with this delicate golden magic.
Golden Hemp Seed Oil has the ideal 3:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio, which helps with many different skin issues, can reduce cholesterol, help heal skin cells, and may even prevent skin cancer.
It is very easy to cook with hemp seed oil. To obtain the most nutritional benefits of consuming hemp seed oil, you should only use it as a salad oil. When hemp seed oil is cooked at a high temperature, it smokes, which breaks down the oil, changes the taste and removes the key nutrients. Therefore, you shouldn’t heat hemp oil to more than a lukewarm temperature.
Luckily, our Golden Hemp Seed Oil is delicious when drizzled on top of salads, vegetables or pizza. It can be a great base for salad dressings, and a lovely alternative to olive oil when added to quinoa and rice. You can also blend the oil into soup, smoothies or dips such as hummus and pesto. If you are feeling really experimental you can pour hemp seed oil over a bowl of ice cream à la Jamie Oliver, who said it gives the ice cream a lovely nutty, subtle flavor!
Golden Hemp Seed Oil as a source of healthy fats
Healthy fats are those which contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Due to hemp oil’s high concentration of GLA, regular consuming may be helpful for those who do not eat fish or eggs to reach their recommended daily intake of healthy fat. Research has found that having a diet high in healthy fats can improve sensitivity to insulin and stabilize heart rhythm.
Storing Hemp Seed Oil
Unopened, Hemp Seed Oil will keep well in the pantry or fridge for up to 24 months or more. Once opened, Hemp Seed Oil should be stored in a cool place or the fridge and used within 3 – 6 months. You can also store your oil in the freezer to extend the shelf life after purchase, then use and store normally in the fridge once opened.
Purchasing Hemp Seed Oil
If you want to try Hemp Seed Oil for yourself, visit your nearest Countdown Supermarket where you will find our Golden Hemp Seed Oil in the General Oils area. It is also available from our online shop, so start enjoying this gift from Mother Nature without breaking the bank as we have some very attractive prices for our Golden Hemp Seed Oil.
If you have any questions regarding Cocavo, contact us using the information below:
Phone: +64 9 9719482
PO Box 11010 Whangarei Mail Centre, Whangarei, 0110
Factory & Shop - 29 Port Rd, Whangarei
29 Port Rd, Whangarei, 0110