Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Kitchen Tools / One ingredient Mar 11, 2013 Udo’s Oil – An Omega Powerhouse SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Everyone and their dog seems to be using some form or another of olive oil; from all the hype of the Mediterranean diet, to the acclaimed health benefits, it seems to be the ideal choice for a healthy oil, right? What about coconut oil? First it was the worst oil for you to eat, and now it’s the healthiest? What’s the deal with finding the right oil, and how do you know it’s the best one out there? First off, how is the oil made? Most oils are refined, processed, bleached, and exposed to heat – that is a total no no! Oil should always be unrefined and unprocessed. How is it packaged? If it is in plastic then it is definitely not the right oil for you. Plastic can leach harmful substances into the oil. Think about it, would you ever drink wine out of a plastic bottle – didn’t think so, so why would you ever buy oil in a plastic bottle? Does your oil have omegas in it? You know, the essential fats that our bodies need for increasing energy, strengthening the immune system, improving cardiovascular health, and improving brain function? Since both coconut and olive oil (not to mention grapeseed or flax) don’t have all of the essential omegas, chances are that you are not getting all of them in your oil. So… with all that being said, it must be time for an oil makeover. One oil blend that is getting a lot of recognition is Udo’s Oil™. This omega powerhouse is packed with all the essential omegas required by our body. Carefully cold-pressed in small batches, Udo’s Oil™ is unrefined, unprocessed and made by a local company in Burnaby B.C., Flora Manufacturing and Distributing. The oil blend is made from carefully sourced organic ingredients, such as flaxseed (all of the flax seeds are from certified organic Canadian grown flax), sunflower seed, sesame seed, coconut oil and evening primrose seed oil. Besides Udo’s Oil™ being organic, it is also Non-GMO, Vegan and Raw, that’s right raw! Meaning the oil does not get pressed at a temperature over 55°C. On top of that the oil is packaged in amber glass bottles, and not plastic. Seriously though, what more could you ask for? Udo’s Oil™ really will take any dish to the next level, and it can be added to any meal. Where the oil really shines is in salad dressing, it will seriously transform any salad. We dare you to try the recipe below; you will be hooked. Udo’s Oil™ Salad Dressing 1 Cup Udo’s Oil™ 2 Lemons juiced ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar 1 Large Clove Pressed Garlic ½ Tbsp Unrefined Sea Salt Pour all ingredients into a mason jar, and shake with the lid on for 1 minute. Pour over any salad and witness your dish transform into a tasty delight. Flora healthoilsomega-3 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Must Have / Travel / Victoria October 29, 2014 Long Dark Blues on the Number 14 Bus The number 14 bus. It’s the bus in Victoria that no one wants to take, but everyone, at some point, must take. It’s always there, but you’d ... Read More Pantry / Recipes October 28, 2014 Coconut: The Wondernut In the last decade or so, coconut products have risen to star status. Coconut water is trending up a storm these days; rich in vitamins and ... Read More Good For You October 22, 2014 MELT Organic – A Butter Alternative I love butter. No, let me rephrase that—I ADORE butter! However, after stumbling upon a recent Swedish study published in the journal ... Read More Dessert / Recipes October 16, 2014 Apple Tart Tatin with Chantilly Cream This delicious fall dessert comes from the EAT article “Dinner on the Farm” which appeared in the September/October 2014 issue. The ... Read More Top 5 / Victoria October 16, 2014 Where to get nachos in Victoria, you ask? Ahhh nachos; tortilla chips covered with melted cheese. Complemented by side dips of salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, nachos are the supreme snack ... Read More Recipes / Salad October 10, 2014 Part and Parcel’s Melon Salad I was talking to Jason Hyde of Peacock & Martin at the Victoria Wine Festival and he recommended the Melon Salad at the newly open Part and ... Read More Comments are closed.