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 / Pantry / Victoria February 26, 2015 Hollie Wood’s your Oyster (and your Oyster Beer) Oysters haven’t always had the classiest reputation. In fact, when British colonists arrived on the West Coast in the 19th century, the native ... Read More Recipes February 25, 2015 Chapatti, An Easy Flat Bread to Make at Home Chapatti is a kind of unleavened flat bread that can be quickly cooked in a pan. Its simplicity, and the fact that it can be rolled up and kept for ... Read More Top 5 / Victoria February 24, 2015 Top Five Mini Bites in Victoria I’m easily swayed by the words Happy Hour, Two for One, and “small plates.” Notice the latter is plural (plates), which evokes the anticipation ... Read More Recipes February 17, 2015 One-Pot Pastas: The No-Fuss, Quick and Easy Way To Eat It’s mid-week, you’ve worked all day, the house is a mess, and dinner still needs to be made. The very thought of a sink full of dishes is enough ... Read More Recipes February 12, 2015 Central American Street Food: Colombian Hot Dogs and Patacones. I got these recipes during a year I spent living in Panama. Panama borders with Colombia and consequently there are quite a few Colombians who have ... Read More Shops / Victoria February 9, 2015 Give Your Lover Something a Little Different This Valentine’s Day (With Locally Made Chocolates, Obviously). In the same way that dedicated drunks stay home on St. Patrick’s day in order to let the amateurs, sloshy and truculent, take charge of the streets ... Read More Comments are closed.