Organic Linseed Oil
Organic Linseed Oil and Its Use in the Food Industry
The “liquid gold” organic linseed oil refines a number of recipes from the food industry. Its nutty taste is convincing in salads, dips, quark dishes, and other desserts. It can also be drizzled into soups as a tasty highlight.
What are the ingredients of the organic linseed oil?
The extremely high proportion of over 50 percent of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid is a real alternative to fish or fish oil, especially for vegan and vegetarian dishes. This high proportion is the reason for the low smoke point and thus for the lack of heat resistance of the organic linseed oil. Frying and deep-frying with our organic linseed oil is therefore not recommended.
For centuries, mankind has been growing flax for a wide range of applications. In the Middle Ages, for example, knights used linseed oil for their armor. Old half-timbered houses were also provided with linseed oil to protect wood. The stems are processed into linen for clothing.
The annual flax plant grows about half a meter to a meter high and flowers white to blue (the often mistaken camelina is yellow). The fruit of the flax is a round capsule filled with small seeds. This is where the flax seeds differ: the pressed, yellow-gold (“golden”) and brown seeds.
The seeds of the flax plant contain around 40 percent oil, which we gently cold-press, decant and finely filter using our screw press.