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 Sustainability August 28, 2015 Eat Your Yard! Edible Landscaping with Hatchet and Seed Eating locally grown food allows consumers to be more connected to their food sources. And one of the best ways to ensure you are getting fresh, ... Read More One ingredient / Victoria August 20, 2015 The Best Chocolate I’ve Ever Had: Sirene Artisan Chocolate Makers Sirene Chocolate is the best chocolate I’ve ever had. I’m not the only one who thinks so, either. A grand jury of chocolate aficionados ... Read More How to Cook August 13, 2015 Blueberry Know How + How To Cook Them with Chef Stephan Drolet It’s blueberry season again and you just can’t beat fresh blueberries. These deliciously sweet, tiny fruits pack a big punch in flavour and ... Read More Spoiled Milk August 4, 2015 Goat and Sheep Cheeses You Need In Your Life If I told you to imagine where cheese comes from, you would probably visualise the iconic image of dairy farms: black and white Holsteins dotting the ... Read More Dessert / Kitchen Tools July 31, 2015 Must-Have: Cherry Clafoutis (French Custard Cake) Every summer during my early 20’s, I’d head to the Okanagan’s Similkameen Valley to pick cherries. The valley is classified as semi-desert land ... Read More Good For You July 29, 2015 Review: Everland Organic’s Coconut Chips There’s no denying the appeal of potato chips, especially in summer, when they make the perfect no- fuss accompaniment to a grilled burger or ... Read More Comments are closed.