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 Recipes January 27, 2015 Winter Recipes from Local Chefs’ Cookbooks <li></li> During the winter season I am always on the lookout for new recipes. It’s the time of year for hosting and enjoying dinner ... Read More Recipes January 14, 2015 Croissants, a.k.a., another very long recipe for people who love baking challenges I spent a few weeks in Cannes once, living in an apartment over a croissant shop. In the evening I would go down and put in order for the next day ... Read More Good For You January 13, 2015 Good For You: Hippie Cookies As a nutritionist, I am not an advocate of the Raw Food Diet. I find many of its tenets are based on misconceptions about human nutrition and I feel ... Read More Recipes January 12, 2015 Crock Pot Cooking: Mum’s Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans One of my earliest memories about food is my mother’s vegetarian baked beans. She had this great ceramic pot that would come piping hot out of the ... Read More Restaurants / Top 5 / Victoria January 8, 2015 On the Menu: Winter Dinners During the cold months we crave hearty, comfort foods to ward off the chill and satisfy the soul. EAT asked a few local chefs for some suggestions on ... Read More Victoria January 5, 2015 Let the Voting Begin!! 2015 Victoria Exceptional Eats! Food & Drink Awards After letting the scene steep and flourish for a couple of years, we’re back with the 5th ... Read More Comments are closed.