Camelina Oil Profile
Also known as- Camelina sativa, Gold of Pleasure, False flax, wild flax oil, Leindotter, Siberian Oilseed, linseed dodder.
Botanical Name- Camelina sativa
Extraction- Expeller pressed/Unrefined
Shelf life- 2 years recommended
Kosher Certified- No
Notes- Stores well under most conditions and is not prone to rancidity. Because of its unrefined nature it has a deep color, heavy herbaceous odor and nutty flavor.
Color- Dark Olive/Gold
Odor- Herbaceous and Green
Free Fatty Acids- 0.6
Peroxide Value- <2
Iodine Value- 150-160
Specific Gravity- 0.97
Considered by many in the US as a weed, it was known as the "gold of pleasure" to Europeans not to long ago, and still sold and marketed under this name in some parts of the world. Camelina is a small annual shrub with small pale yellow or greenish yellow flowers. It was originally thought to be first cultivated in Neolithic times, and by the Iron Age it was used as an oil producing plant. It was grown for oil in the Mediterranean at least 2000 years ago, as well as in parts of Southeastern Russia. Nowadays, it is grown in Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as in the flax growing regions of the upper-Midwest United States. It is referred to as false flax because it is often found growing in flax fields. Traditionally it was used for oil in lamps, and as feed for livestock. Recently, it has been looked at for its viability as a bio fuel alternative to corn and as a nutritional supplement for farm and domesticated animals.
Typically the seeds, to be pressed into oil. The rest can be used as feed for livestock.
With its almond like taste, it is an exquisite cooking and salad oil, but it can also be used as an ingredient in body care recipes and is popularly used as an additive for animal food.
Rich in natural antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, tocopherols, and high in vitamin E content; Camelina oil is truly under appreciated. Camelina oil also has incredibly high in both alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid contents, and proportions this large are more typically found in linseed oil and fish oil. Camelina oil is reputed to have wonderful benefits for dogs, promoting healthy skin and a glossy coat. It can be put directly on dry food and is known to be considered quite tasty according to the available canine testimony.
None known at this time.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.