Cocavo has been championing “Golden” Hemp Seed Oil for quite sometime now – for good reason.

This amazing oil is starting to get the recognition it deserves from Kiwis.

Viewed for years as a “Hippy Oil” that will get you high, consumers are now starting to understand & use Hemp Seed Oil to add health to their diets.

Most Hemp Seed Oils have only been available from specialist gourmet shops where they sat on the shelf with a very high price tag. As consumers began to understand the uses & nutritional benefits of this super-oil, it has slowly made its way onto mainstream supermarket shelves.

Cocavo “Golden” Hemp Seed Oil is available from Countdown Supermarkets & from our website shop and other e-commerce platforms.

Cocavo is determined to bring the price of healthy cooking oils down so that they are readily available & affordable for ALL KIWIS. Adding health into Kiwi diets by encouraging the use of healthy cooking oils is our Number 1 priority.

For the remainder of 2021, Cocavo will be championing the nutritional benefits of Hemp Seed Oil & offering it to consumers at very affordable prices on our website shop.

Cocavo’s “Golden” Extra Virgin Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed from the heart of the Hemp Seed. 

Read more about Hemp Seed Oil below.

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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.


Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding Cocavo, contact us using the information below:


Phone: ​+64 9 9719482

Postal Address

Cocavo Limited
PO Box 11010 Whangarei Mail Centre, Whangarei, 0110
New Zealand

Factory & Shop - 29 Port Rd, Whangarei


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29 Port Rd, Whangarei, 0110
New Zealand


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