Here is a new local product launched in 2015; camelina oil produced by Oliméga. Grown and produced in St-Édouard in Montérégie, this oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 and vitamin E. Essential fatty acids participate in several process important to the brain and cardiovascular system. With its high level of omega-3, it is a good option for those not consuming fatty fish. In cosmetic treatment, it is perfectly suitable for sensitive and dry skin.
Cold pressed, it is similar to olive oil by its quality, taste recalls hazelnut and sesame. Is it a beautiful gold color and for my part, I find its taste recall cut hay. This plant is no GMO and cultivated according to environmentally responsible practices.
It is native to Europe and to Central Asian areas. Little known in America, it is cultivated in Europe for over 3000 years for the production of vegetable oil. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family such as mustard, rapeseed and other sprouts.
Camelina oil can be used in marinades , salad dressing and barbecue. Its smoke point of 475F, therefore it can be used for cooking vegetables.