Vitacost Certified Organic Hemp Oil - Non-GMO Description
Great natural source of essential fatty acids! Supports healthy HDL cholesterol ratios.*
What is Vitacost Certified Organic Hemp Oil?
Vitacost Certified Organic Hemp Oil is an edible, cold-pressed oil that can be drizzled on vegetables, salads, pasta, rice, cereal and more—or add it to yogurt or smoothies. It may also be taken alone.
Hemp is a plant documented as having been cultivated for thousands of years. It’s widely used today in foods and other commercial products. Hemp oil is comprised of about 80 percent essential fatty acids (EFAs).
How does Vitacost Certified Organic Hemp Oil support health?
The body requires a balanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids to maintain optimal health. The average American diet has an essential fatty acid ratio of 20-25:1. Ideally, it should be 3:1. Hemp oil can be an important addition in attempt to achieve the optimal range.*
Supports healthy HDL cholesterol ratios already in normal range when taking as little as two tablespoons per day.*
Why choose Vitacost Certified Organic Hemp Oil?
Offers a healthy ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.
Supplies 2.1 g of omega-3 and 6.6 grams of omega-6 EFAs per 1-tablespoon serving.
Great value compared to other brands.
Consume 1 tablespoon (15 mL) daily. Use in smoothies, salad dressings, vegetable/pasta dishes or your favorite food.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]). For optimal freshness, keep refrigerated and use within 8-12 weeks of opening. Freezing unopened containers extends shelf life. To preserve nutrient content, do not use for frying or high-heat cooking (over 325°F [163°C]). Oil color or flavor may vary.
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide, BPAs and GMOs
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (15 mL)
Servings per Container: About 47
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||14 g||18%|
| Saturated Fat||1 g||5%|
| Trans Fat||0 g|
| Polyunsaturated Fat||11 g|
| Monounsaturated Fat||2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 mg||0%|
| Dietary Fiber||0 g|
| Total Sugars||0 g|
| Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D||0 mcg||0%|
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Other Ingredients: Organic hemp oil
2.1g of OMEGA-3 per serving
6.6g of OMEGA-6 per serving
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Hemp Tofu Breakfast Scramble
There’s a new tofu in town, and it’s made from hemp—not soy. Just like that classic white block that can be sliced, cubed, baked or blended, hemp tofu’s versatility is part of the reason it’s showing up on tables today. Only, unlike the soy variety, it doesn’t contain particular plant compounds that some people prefer to avoid. What you do get are minerals, a balanced ratio of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and plenty of protein to power up your favorite plant-based dishes. Whip up this veggie-packed breakfast scramble and see for yourself just how easy saying No to soy -- and falling head over heels for hemp -- can be!
Hemp Tofu Breakfast Scramble
1 pkg. soy-free hemp tofu
2 Tbsp. hemp seed oil
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1 red or orange pepper, diced
1-2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, diced
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 avocado, sliced or diced
Optional: cayenne pepper, to taste
- In medium-sized skillet, sauté garlic over medium-low heat, until it begins to scent the air.
- Add mushrooms and cook a few minutes, then add tofu, onions, peppers, basil and spinach.
- Season and break up tofu into a scramble.
- Serve topped with avocado slices.