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 How to Cook July 29, 2014 How to Stay Safe and Cut Quick: Sharpen Your Knives at Home I’ve seen them all. Those charming little coloured ones with the enamel on the blades bought by someone’s mom, the wood-handled set passed down ... Read More Must Have / Pantry / Victoria July 19, 2014 Local Pasta Maker Matt Horn of the Cowichan Pasta Company I picked my way through the Moss St. Market to meet Matt Horn, of the Cowichan Pasta Company last Saturday afternoon. Horn’s work represents the ... Read More Must Have / Top 5 July 17, 2014 Victoria’s Top Five (Plus One) Salad Rolls Gỏi cuốn (or Vietnamese salad rolls) are the quintessential summer food, perfect for picnics and eating light. Salad rolls are typically filled ... Read More How to Cook / Recipes / Victoria July 17, 2014 Smoky, Low and Slow – True Barbeque in Victoria Cold brew in one hand, set of tongs in the other. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend a languid summer afternoon. Though these days I’m an ... Read More Top 5 / Victoria July 11, 2014 On The Menu: Victoria’s Hottest Summer Dishes Summer cuisine can be a challenge. Food should make us feel full and restored without leaving us bloated, and the amount of liquids (particularly ... Read More Must Have July 10, 2014 The Dim Sum Guide After my last Eat article on dim sum, the magazine asked me to come back with a second piece, a how-to guide for eating dim sum. As usual, this is ... Read More Comments are closed.