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- cold mill freshly pressed daily
- raw food quality
- with a mild taste
- residue-controlled by specialist laboratories in Germany
- vegan, gluten- and lactose-free, rich in omega-3 fatty acids
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Linseed oil is made from the ripe seeds of the flax plant. Our native organic linseed oil is a healthy and natural edible oil that is cold-pressed every day in our manufactory. In addition to the flax plant, hardly any other plant contains such large quantities of the valuable omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid. Our cold-pressed organic linseed oil can be stored for eight to ten weeks after production. Proper storage ensures the quality of the valuable oil. Please keep the oil well closed and refrigerated.
Valuable oil from flaxseed
Flax seeds are the small, brown seeds of the blue-flowering linseed. They are surrounded by a solid shell and contain about 40 g of fat per 100 g. In addition, they contain about 20 g fiber and 20 g protein per 100 g.
The flax plant, also known as flax, is one of the oldest crops in the world and has been used in the past mainly as a textile raw material. Linseed, as well as the resulting linseed oil, were already used in ancient Greece as a remedy for many different diseases and complaints. Today, flaxseed is known as superfood and it is a popular ingredient in bread and cereals. Since 1996, we have been producing our mill-fresh linseed oil from flaxseed in the Ölmühle Solling. It is one of the vegetable oils with the highest content of alpha-linolenic acid, about 50 g per 100 g.
Why is linseed oil healthy?
Linseed oil is characterized by an extremely high content of alpha-linolenic acid, which accounts for more than half of the fatty acids in the oil. Alpha-linolenic acid is a vegetable omega-3 fatty acid. An essential linseed oil effect is to improve the body's omega-3 supply. Since it also contains little linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid), flaxseed oil is very well suited to shift the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet in the direction of omega-3. This has been recommended by nutritional science for years because the diet that is common today has too many omega-6 fatty acids. For this reason, regularly more omega-3 fats should be consumed.
A proper balance between the two fatty acids, however, has a crucial influence on the function and metabolism of cells in the human body. Omega-6 fatty acids have an inflammation-promoting and the omega-3 fatty acids an anti-inflammatory effect in the organism. Both modes of action are essential for the body, but the right balance is important for sustainable health. Linseed and linseed oil are ideal for restoring the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Why our linseed oil does not taste bitter
Many people associate linseed oil with a bitter taste. The oil contains more than 50 g alpha-linolenic acid per 100 g. Alpha-linolenic acid is an essential omega-3 fatty acid, more specifically a triple-unsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms. The high level of triunsaturated fatty acids causes the oil to oxidize rapidly, making it quickly rancid when processed and stored incorrectly.
Best ingredients for high quality
The taste of linseed oil not only determines the enjoyment, but is also an indication of good quality. Because fresh, high-quality linseed oil is recognized above all by its mild, not bitter taste. Our linseed oil is produced fresh in manufactory in Germany by gentle cold pressing. The oil gets filtered within 24 hours, bottled and stored cold and dark until the shipment. However, the protection starts earlier: We fill our linseed oil into UV glass bottles. Each bottle is equipped with a dispenser which allows easy and drop-precise dosing. In addition to the simple dosage, this has another advantage: the oxygen contact is lower than with a large bottle opening, which gives the linseed oil protection against rapid oxidation.
The flax plant
The flax plant, also known as flax, is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, cultivated for thousands of years. The flax is an annual plant recognizable by its blue flowers.
It is valued for its edible seeds: they provide the body with essential fatty acids and fiber. In the past, almost every village had its own oil mill, and traders roamed the streets to sell fresh oil. However, as the oil is a particularly heat- and light-sensitive oil, it lost importance in the course of industrialization: flaxseed oil is too perishable for large-scale production and it was not durable enough for long-term trade.
Cultivation contracts with organic farmers in Germany, Europe and India
Good and fresh organic linseed oil can be recognized above all by its mild, not bitter taste. Of course, the quality of the raw material for the quality of the oil is crucial. We prefer to work with organic farmers from our region. On this photo you can see Sebastian Baensch, CEO of Ölmühle Solling, and organic farmer Henning Niemann from Uetze.
However, this regional cultivation is unfortunately not always possible: The cold snap in spring 2017 and the rainy summer in Germany have had consequences for the linseed crop. The long, dry summer of 2018 again had another impact on the quality of the linseed. For example, in this year (2019), we continue to process Naturland certified organic linseed from various growing areas in Europe and overseas.
Freeze linseed oil for a longer shelf life
To increase the shelf life of linseed oil, you can freeze it. The glass bottles will not burst, because oil, in contrast to water, contracts in the cold. Once the oil is thawed, it recovers its physicochemical properties. During deep-freeze storage, chemical reactions (such as oxidation with atmospheric oxygen) are practically non-existent, so that the shelf life of organic linseed oil is significantly extended (in our experience up to half a year).
Alpha-linolenic acid (essential omega-3 fatty acid) helps to maintain a normal blood cholesterol level. Already 1 full tablespoon (5 g) cover the daily requirement for 2 g ALA of an adult.
Make sure you have a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
* (ALA) = alpha-linolenic acid C18: 3; triunsaturated fatty acid
In Silesia and around Berlin, linseed oil with potatoes and curd cheese was part of healthy home-cooked food.
We can only recommend our cold-pressed linseed oil fresh from the mill. It tastes nutty, not bitter or fishy. Tips for durability: As soon as it smells fishy or rancid, the linseed oil should no longer be used. However, in that case it is still suitable as care for wooden furniture.
Linseed oil is often prepared with potatoes and curd cheese. It is also tastes great with fresh vegetables.
Average energy and nutrient content for 100 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.