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Borage oil

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Borage oil
EU Bio
DE-ÖKO-039
Non EU agriculture
  • cold-pressed from organic borage seeds
  • contains circa 21 g gamma-linolenic acid per 100 g
  • free from pyrrolizidine alkaloids
  • enjoy straight from the spoon
  • also suitable for skin care
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Borage oil 100 ml
100 ml 9,90 €
Borage oil 250 ml
250 ml 19,90 €
9,90 €
incl. 7 % tax plus shipping
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100 ml
9,90 € / 100 ml
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19,90 €
incl. 7 % tax plus shipping
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250 ml
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Borage - a local herb

Borage (Borago officinalis) is a typical farmer's garden herb. The plant with the hairy leaves and pretty, blue flowers is also called cucumber herb , because the leaves have a characteristic cucumber taste. Futhermore, borage is one of the herbs in the classic Frankfurt Green Sauce, a typical German sauce.

Valuable gamma-linolenic acid

Our valuable borage oil is pressed from the seeds of organically grown plants. When buying borage oil, make sure that it is gently cold-pressed and not deodorised or treated further.
With up to 21 g per 100 g, borage seed oil has the highest content of gamma-linolenic acid of all known vegetable oils. Other sources for this precious fatty acid are evening primrose oil (about 10 g per 100 g), or hemp seed oil (about 3 g per 100 g). It also contains saturated fatty acids, oleic acid and about 40 g linoleic acid per 100 g, which includes vitamin E, flavonoids and tannins.

Free from undesired substances

The less desirable erucic acid only makes up 1-4 % of borage oil, which is below the upper limit of 5% prescribed for edible oils. Cold-pressed organic borage oil also is also free from liver-damaging compounds (pyrrolizidine alkaloids) from the flowers or leaves. Greenish-yellow borage seed oil has a slightly tart and sour taste.

We recommend to enjoy the oil straight from the spoon. Due to its high content of gamma-linolenic acid, it is also suitable as skin care for dry and sensitive skin.

Usage

Enjoy borage oil straight from the spoon or combine it with other oils, for example, as a dressing for cucumber salad. To prevent the valuable ingredients from being destroyed, borage oil must not be heated.

Due to its high content of gamma-linolenic acid, organic borage oil is ideal as skin care for external use.

Our high-quality, cold-pressed oils fresh from the mill are suitable ingredients for a sensible, wholesome diet.

Ratings

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from Bärbel Renate Moeller at 14.05.2020
Das Öl schmeckt mir überhaupt nicht, zudem ist es mir zu dünn, ich mag lieber dickflüssige Öle. Es soll gut für die Haarstruktur sein, deshalb nehme ich es täglich ein. Einen Effekt merke ich noch nicht, das dauert vermutlich.
from Jörg Madeheim at 23.05.2018
Das Borretschöl schwankt sehr im Geschmack! Diesmal schmeckt es extrem erdig oder nach wurzeln.
from Jannis Lehmann at 21.12.2020
Passt zu praktisch keiner Speise, durch ein leicht schwefeliges/faules Aroma
from Martin Theisinger at 16.04.2018
Geschmack neutral, bin ich mir nicht sicher mit der Endnote...
from Gerlinde Sobeczko at 10.04.2019
Sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig, einige wenige Tropfen genügen
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Specification and ingredients

Borage oil

Average energy and nutrient content for 100 g

Energy
3700 kJ / 900 kcal
Fat
100 g
    saturates
15 g
    monounsaturates
27 g
    polyunsaturates
58 g
Carbohydrate
0 g
    of which Sugars
0 g
Roughage
0 g
Protein
0 g
Salt
0 g

Gamma-Linolensäure
20,1 g


Please enjoy our products as part of a diverse and balanced nutrition.

As a product of nature the composition of the oil can vary, the given specifications are therefore average values.

Ingredients

Borage oil, certified organic

Storage advice

Keep cool and dark, use quickly after opening.

Durability

9 - 12 months

Fatty acids diagram

saturated fatty acids
15 g
monounsaturated fatty acids
27 g
diunsaturated fatty acids
37,6 g
triple unsaturated fatty acids
20,4 g
Fettsäurendiagramm

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