Cocavo is championing Hemp Seed Oil
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 Hemp Seed Oil is available from Countdown Supermarkets & will soon be available from selected Pak’nSave Supermarkets & of course 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 Extra Virgin Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed & Certified Organic.
Read more about Hemp Seed Oil below.
What is Hemp Seed oil?
Hemp seed is renowned for its nutritional and general health benefits and is composed of protein, carbohydrates, 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.
Cooking with Hemp Seed Oil
Cocavo’s Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed from the raw shelled hemp seed for a delicate nutty flavor. No other vegetable oil offers essential fatty acids at such high concentrations. While you don’t want to make stir-fry with this oil, you can absolutely make endless recipes with this delicate golden magic.
Hemp 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 eating hemp seed oil, you should try to eat it cold. 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, 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!
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.
Is Hemp Seed Oil safe?
When used topically, some people may experience mild irritation from hemp oil. It is therefore suggested that people wishing to use hemp oil on skin first test the oil on a small area of skin (patch test).
Oral consumption of hemp oil may lead to the development of digestive problems due to its high-fat content. To avoid this side effect, only small amounts should be consumed at first. Research has also shown that the oil can interact with blood thinners. Thus, it is important to seek medical advice before consuming hemp oil to ensure that there are no contraindications or possible drug interaction risks.
There are many potential health benefits to using hemp oil for topical treatment of skin conditions and to lowering cholesterol. However, more research is needed regarding its effect on tumor growth and its interaction with commonly used medications.
Storing Hemp Seed Oil
Unopened Hemp Seed Oil will keep well in the fridge for up to 12 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 our online shop and start enjoying this gift from Mother Nature without breaking the bank as we have some very attractive prices for our 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