Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Kitchen Tools / One ingredient Mar 11, 2013 Udo’s Oil – An Omega Powerhouse SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestEveryone 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 Dressing1 Cup Udo’s Oil™2 Lemons juiced¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar1 Large Clove Pressed Garlic½ Tbsp Unrefined Sea SaltPour 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.Florahealthoilsomega-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 May 20, 2015 Homemade Vegan, Gluten-Free Carrot Cake It’s no great shock to hear gluten-free or vegan these days. I, too, have removed practically all gluten from my diet, and now I no longer feel ... Read More The Big Picture May 4, 2015 Toast Soup, Fernet Blanca, White Asparagus. Why Bitter is Better On a recent grey and rain-filled Victoria morning, I met cookbook author Jennifer McLagan during a stop-over to promote her newest book Bitter: A ... Read More Must Have April 29, 2015 Farm-to-Table: Lamb Eight Ways at Hank’s Untraditional BBQ Meat is not generally considered a seasonal dish, for largely the same reasons that we rarely think about the animals that it comes from. ... Read More Spoiled Milk April 14, 2015 The Big Cheese It’s a strange feeling sitting beside a cheese that weighs more than you do—a bit humbling really; a cheese that will give you such a workout ... Read More Recipes April 13, 2015 Nettle Spanakopita: Making the Best of Seasonal Ingredients For reasons that would take too long to explain, I ended up with about ten pounds of feta cheese last week. Because of this, I decided to work my way ... Read More San Francisco / The Big Picture April 2, 2015 Extreme Hogfestation – Tourism Victoria Launches Ad in San Francisco & Seattle Victoria, B.C. – Tourism Victoria announced this week a new campaign showcasing the destination to visitors in Vancouver, Seattle and for the first ... Read More Comments are closed.