Every OLA recipe consists of farm fresh, healthy ingredients that offer amazing benefits, but there’s one in particular that packs an extra punch of nutrition: the marvelous hemp seed oil.
Featured in all of our recipes, and the star ingredient of our OLA Hemp line, this nutty-flavored oil is extracted from the seeds of hemp plants – which, according to Forbes Health, contains less than 0.3% THC – making it the perfect introduction to our tasty oils for those who prefer a THC-free option.
Forbes Health reports that hemp seed oil consists of roughly 70 to 90% of polyunsaturated fatty acids, also known as healthy fats, and is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, and linoleic and linolenic acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which can also be found in walnuts, flax seeds, flaxseed oil, and leafy vegetables, play an important role in heart health and overall wellbeing. According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, omega-3 fatty acids can prevent heart disease and stroke, may play a protective role in cancer and could potentially help control conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Linoleic and linolenic acids, found in hemp seed oil, also offer great health benefits.
Livestrong provides a great breakdown of linolenic acid and linoleic acid, and describes linolenic acid as “an omega-3 fatty acid found in many nuts, vegetables and oils” while linoleic acid is described as “the most common type of omega-6 fatty acid, an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid . . . (that is) an important part of a healthy diet and are particularly beneficial for your immune system and metabolism.”
Similarly, in an article featured in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, linoleic acid is described as supporting heart health that reduces total LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol when it replaces saturated fat, and says “there is also some evidence that linoleic acid improves insulin sensitivity and blood pressure.”
At Flower Farma, we treat the hemp plant like it should be – as an ingredient. We are delighted to include this delicious, and nutritious, superfood in all of our products!