I have tried an imported flax seed oil from Austria and it was delicious for about 5 months, then it went rancid. While fresh, it had a delicate sweet nutty flavour that was great on salads and I was happy to add it to smoothies or just take a teaspoon full so I could get a good dose of Omega 3.
Unfortunately I have not been able to find a flax seed oil produced here is Australia that tastes anywhere near as good. A lot of the oils are not refridgerated which from internet research and trials is a must. If anyone has tried a tasty flax seed oil brand, please let me know.
The main reason for wanting flax seed oil in my diet is to get ‘Parent’ Omega 3 (Linoleic Acid). There are many uses of Omega 3 in our bodies, one being cell membrane permeability for letting in oxygen and preventing cancer*. All the fish oils are not the same as they are a derivative of the parent form which our bodies don’t need as much of and can easily make* if the parent version is available (*referenced from Professor Brian Peskin’s research).
My substitute for not taking flax seed oil is to grind whole flax seeds fresh each morning with some sesame, chia and pumpkin seeds to add to my morning porridge. When the weather warms up I’ll do the same but add it to a smoothie which is also scrumptious.
We know that the flax seed oil produced in Austria is made using the same process that we use to make our pumpkin seed oil (a traditional, 300 years of experience cold press method). A reason I’d like to get some feedback is to see if it would be a good idea for us to produce flax seed oil as well as it is certainly complimentary to pumpkin seed oil.
I know I’d like it for my own purposes so we will be doing some small batches - would anyone like a sample? If you are interested please send me an email.