Organic Milk Thistle Oil
Organic Milk Thistle Oil and Its Use in the Food Industry
The milk thistle reminds many of a trip through the Mediterranean region in the warm midday sun, where it blooms along the way and is hard to miss with its purple flower heads. It was already valued as a “liver plant” in medieval monasteries. Organic milk thistle oil therefore goes well with Mediterranean salads, soups, or cold dishes.
What are the ingredients of organic milk thistle oil?
As a natural oil that is similar in its composition of fatty acids to sunflower oil, our organic milk thistle oil impresses with its high proportion of vitamin E and the so-called silymarin.
The plant came to Central Europe as a medicinal plant through the Romans and was a popular medicinal herb in monastery gardens. Today it can be found feral in northern Germany, Denmark, Belgium and England. It probably comes from the Mediterranean and Near Eastern steppes and from there it has spread over almost the whole world.
The root is a deep, spindle-shaped taproot from which a plant up to two meters high with many leaves grows. The edges of the milk thistle leaves are densely covered with strong thorns.
Milk thistle oil is obtained from the seeds of the purple, prickly milk thistle flower heads by mechanical pressing.