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Do your oils need to be refrigerated?
It depends on the oil. Refrigeration slows down the process of oxidation (i.e. becoming rancid). Some oils, such as flaxseed oil or hempseed oil, are relatively unstable and should be refrigerated. Other oils, especially coconut oil, can be stored unrefrigerated. As a rule of thumb, our nutrition range of oils (black labels) should be refrigerated and our food range (white labels) can be stored normally.
What are omega 3s and why are they important?
Omega 3s are a class of fats that play an important role in many physiological processes. Because the body cannot make omega 3s out of other nutrients, people need to get omega 3s through their diet. A low dietary intake of omega 3s may lead to a variety of health problems. Common sources of omega 3s are oily fish and seeds such as flaxseeds or hempseeds.
What is the shelf life of your products?
Shelf life is longer for some products than others, and is clearly marked on the labels. There is also a “Best Before” date on each bottle.
Which is a better source of omega 3 – flax or fish?
Flaxseeds are a rich source of the omega 3 ALA, whereas fish oil are rich in the omega 3s EPA and DHA. The body itself can convert ALA into EPA and DHA. Large-scale studies show that vegetarians have as much EPA and DHA in their bodies as fish-eaters, so there are no strong physiological grounds for preferring flax over fish or vice versa. One possible concern in South Africa is that the majority of fish oil capsules have been shown to be rancid and to contain less EPA and DHA than claimed. Omega 3-rich oils such as flaxseed oil purchased in bottles largely avoid this problem.
Why is there a layer of sediment in your flaxseed oil?
The sediment arises because our flaxseed oil has not been filtered after pressing. We do this because the sediment is rich in lignans, small fibrous particles in the flaxseed shell that have disease-fighting properties.