Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil 250ml
Image of Starseed Omega 3 Oil
Image of Lucy pouring Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil onto Spoon
Image of  bowl of Pesto Pasta with fusilli
Image of Beetroot Hummus Made with Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil

Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil 250ml

Regular price £9.95 £8.46 On Sale

Description

Naturally high in omega 3, our Omega Oil is cold pressed from the star shaped sacha inchi seed. It has a smooth, mild, nutty flavour and is great used cold, or in light cooking to 190C for 15 minutes.

  • Sacha inchi oil contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
  • Natural balance of omega 3, 6 and 9
  • 100% sacha inchi oil
  • Cold pressed from the sacha inchi seed
  • Vegan
  • No cholesterol
  • Gluten free
  • Plant-based sustainable source of essential fatty acids
  • Sacha Inchi is not a ground nut, peanut or legume. Please see our FAQs below for further details, especially if you have concerns regarding these.
View our info PDF

How to use

Best used cold for maximum nutritional benefits, or in light cooking up to 190C for 15 minutes, our Omega Oil is ideal to:

  • Take from the spoon in place of fish oil capsules
  • Use as a salad dressing
  • Drizzle over vegetables, eggs and pasta
  • Stir into smoothies and porridge
  • Use to make hummus and dips

Once opened, store in the fridge and consume within 6 months.

More info

About Omega 3 and 6

Omega 3 and 6 work in balance with each other and both are needed to allow the body to function optimally.

In the Western diet, we tend to consume a lot of foods which contain high omega 6 levels but not a lot of foods high in omega 3, which means we can be out of balance.  

Omega 3s are both long and short-chain and it is the short-chain omega 3 which is essential, known as alpha-linolenic acid ALA, found in plant based sources including sacha inchi.

Long chain omega 3’s DHA and EPA, are conditionally essential, meaning we can synthesise them when we consume short chain omega 3 and the main source of these is oily fish.

However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan you cannot get them from oily fish, so plant-based sources are the best way to make sure you get omega 3. The great thing about Sacha Inchi oil is that it is so versatile and can easily be added to your diet.

There's no set recommended daily intake for Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), in the UK and most guidelines refer to an intake of oily fish. However, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) advise 2-3g ALA or 250mg EPA/DHA and 10g LA to support health. Based on this, 1 tablespoon per day of Sacha Inchi Omega Oil, will fulfil your omega 3 ALA daily intake. Note: some advise vegans should be consuming double the amount of ALA suggested.

What do I taste like?

Our omega oil has a smooth, mild and nutty flavour. It is cold pressed to retain maximum nutritional benefits and is an organic, plant-based sustainable source of essential fatty acids which are vital for our health.

Starseed Omega Oil is naturally balanced in omega 3, 6 and 9, making it ideal for our modern diet, which is often lacking in omega 3. Other sources of omega 3 include such foods as salmon and walnuts.

Where am I from?

Sacha Inchi grows like a vine in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and thrives in this tropical climate. It’s a sustainable crop which provides an income for locals.

Peru is a non-GM country, with a strong belief in organic crops.

Why Fair Trade?

With the help of these Fair Trade premiums, the actual farmers and workers who produce our Omega Oil, directly benefit, helping lift them out of the vicious circle of poverty. Funds are used to:

  • Incentivise farmers to replace illegal coca plants (used for cocaine) with sacha inchi plants, to create an income
  • Distribute books for basic education
  • Create teaching programmes for planting, conservation and sustainability

In turn, this reduces the desire for an income through cattle grazing, one of the main causes of deforestation of the rainforest.

Lucy Bee Starseed Omega Oil v Fish Oil Capsules

The omega 3 found in Sacha Inchi is the essential omega 3 oil, alpha linolenic-acid (ALA) which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol.

Serving sizes- for Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil you only need ½ tbsp. to 1 tbsp. per day, whereas the recommended daily serving for fish oil capsules is 1 to 3.

How to use - Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil can be included within your diet in any way you wish, whether that’s through adding it to your meals, drinks, or even just taking it on a spoon, the choice is yours. By having the option to add to foods, it means you don’t have to remember to take a tablet, as you do with a fish oil capsule supplement.  

Taste – Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil has a mild, nutty flavour with no aftertaste, unlike many fish oil tablets which often leave you with an aftertaste of fish for a while, despite it being contained within a capsule. 

Where is it from? – Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil, from Peru, is organic, Fair Trade and fully traceable. The vines grow in the Amazon Rainforest and are sustainable.

If taking a fish oil tablet, do you know where the oil is sourced from and whether it is sustainable?  More often than not, the fish will be farmed. 

Ingredients – Our Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil is 100% organic sacha inchi oil.

Many fish oil supplements have added fillers in them, to bulk them out and do you know what the actual capsule itself is made from?

Suitability - Daisy, the Lucy Bee Registered Associate Nutritionist advises, "Due to the fact that this is an oil produced from seeds, I would highly recommend anyone with a wide-spectrum seed allergy to check with their doctor before consuming this. Due to the risk of having an anaphylactic shock, it would be unwise to take a risk, without talking to your GP or a Health Care Practitioner allergy specialist beforehand".

This is a sustainable and plant-based alternative. Plant-based sources of omega-3 are vital for vegetarians and vegans, and if following these diets, it is important to get enough omega 3 in the diet to help maintain normal body functioning. This oil is a perfect alternative for those who don’t consume fish. 

Fish oil capsules are not an option for vegans and vegetarians.

FAQs

  1. Is Sacha Inchi Oil nut free?

Sacha Inchi is not a ground nut, peanut or legume (nor is it from the legume family). Sacha Inchi is from the plant kingdom, from the Euphorbiaceae family.

Even though it has been given several common names, its actual Scientific name is Plukenetia volubilis Linneo.

It does not fit in any of the official 14 allergens as per the UK and EU governments.

  • celery
  • cereals containing gluten – including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats
  • crustaceans – such as prawns, crabs and lobsters
  • eggs
  • fish
  • lupin
  • milk
  • molluscs – such as mussels and oysters
  • mustard
  • tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts
  • peanuts
  • sesame seeds
  • soybeans
  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites (if they are at a concentration of more than ten parts per million)

Our Sacha Inchi Omega Oil supplier is a tree nut and peanut free facility (BRC certified, AA grade) and they micro filter the oil to reduce any solid traces, too.

That said, if you or someone you are with has an allergy to nuts or seeds, it is your decision to make as to whether or not you choose to use this product. Although not listed as a common allergen, and does not fit into any of the above, including being both tree nut and peanut free, some people may have an allergy to Sacha Inchi, so it is best to be aware if any symptoms do occur and to immediately stop using the product.

If you have any doubt, please always refer to your doctor or medical practitioner before purchasing and using this oil.

2. What are Sacha Inchi Seeds?

Sacha Inchi seeds are withing the star-shaped sacha inchi, which grows like a vine.

 3. What Does Sacha Inchi do?

Sacha inchi oil is a naturally balanced omega oil. This is a vegan source of essential fatty acids which are vital for health and we can only get from certain foods.

4. What is Sachi Inchi Oil?

Sacha Inchi Oil contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. It is cold pressed from the seed of the star shaped sacha inchi. It is a natural balance of omegas. This seed oil is a natural antioxidant that is pollution-free, with a smooth, mild and nutty flavour.

5. What is Omega Oil?

Omega oils are polyunsaturated fatty acids.

6. How Much Omega Oil do I Need?

There is no actual recommended intake for essential fatty acids, in the UK.

7. Is Starseed Omega Oil the same as Starflower Oil?

No, these are different oils. Starseed Omega Oil is a natural balance of omega 3, 6 and 9, cold pressed from the sacha inchi seed. Starflower oil is from the borage seed and is a source of omega 6.

Nutritional information

Ingredients

100% Sacha Inchi Oil

Typical Values Per 100g

Energy (kj) 3699
Energy (kcal) 900
Fat 99.9g
of which Saturates 7.0g

  • monounsaturates 9.3g
  • polyunsaturates 3g

omega 3*   48.0g
omega 6   33.0g
omega 9      9.0g
Carbohydrate 0g
of which Sugars 0g
Fibre 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

* There are long and short-chain omega 3’s. Those that are essential for our health are the short-chain omega 3,  called alpha-linolenic acid ALA. These are found in plant-based sources including sacha inchi. Long-chain omega 3’s DHA and EPA, are conditionally essential, meaning we can synthesise them when we consume short-chain omega 3s and the main sources of these (DHA and EPA) are oily fish.

However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan you cannot get these from oily fish, so plant-based sources are the best way to make sure you get omega 3. The great thing about this oil is that it is so versatile and is easy to incorporate into your daily diet.


5.00 Average

42 Reviews

Kerry M

Love this oil and use it on my salads and smoothies, even put some on a patch of dry skin and it worked a treat

Hi Kerry, Thank you for sharing your great review. It's great to hear that you love our Sacha Inchi oil as much as we do! and wow - It's great to hear that it's helped with your dry skin too! Hannah

Karen A

Love this on my salads

Hi Karen, Thank you for your great review. It's great to hear that you love using our Sacha Inchi oil on your salads. If you discover any new ways to use it then please do let us know! Alternatively, we have lots of tips and recipes on our website www.lucybee.com if you are looking for any inspiration :) Hannah

Ella F

I take this as a supplement daily and have done for a few years now. I use this in place of omega 3 fish oil capsules as a more natural and ethical alternative. It is multi use too as you can drizzle over your salad or baked potato - I certainly wouldn't do that with a fish oil capsule! I exercise a lot and put my supple joints down to this oil.

Thank you for your review of our Sacha Inchi Oil, great to hear you love it as much as we do. There are so many benefits to this oil, such as only ½ tablespoon per day will provide you with your daily omega 3 ALA intake. We have lots of tips on our website if you're looking for inspirations! Hannah.

Anonymous

Only used this straight from the spoon. But love it. Only time will tell if i notice any difference in my well being

Thank you for sharing this. Our plant-based omega oil is delicious straight from the spoon, as you've tried. I also love adding it to smoothies and drizzling over veg. Petrina

Annie S

absolutely delicious oil I eat raw vegan only and this was a superb dressing on my vegetables and my salad options. Thank you highly recommend.

Hi Annie, thanks for your review! I love to drizzle over my porridge, we have lots of recipe ideas on Lucybee.com. Thank you, Rian x

Anonymous

Love this

Thank you for your review of our Sacha Inchi Oil, great to hear you love it as much as we do. There are so many benefits to this oil, such as only ½ tablespoon per day will provide you with your daily omega 3 ALA intake. Rian.
,
Hi, thank you for your review of our Sacha Inchi oil. It's great to hear you love this as much as we do. I like how versatile it is, if you would like any recipe ideas please have a look at Lucybee.com , Rian

Karen L

2nd bottle!

Thank you for your review Karen, great to hear you are on your second bottle of our Sacha Inchi Oil! I love how versatile this is, we have lots of recipes on Lucybee.com if you would like any ideas. Rian.

Inderjeet D

Lovely...roasted sweet potatoes with these and they were a bit with all the family.

Hi Inderjeet, we are so pleased you are enjoying the Starseed Omega Oil! If you need any ideas, Daisy recently posted a recipe for roasted potatoes with salsa verde. Enjoy! https://www.lucybee.com/coconut-oil-recipes/index/vegan-salsa-verde-with-roasted-baby-potatoes/

Anonymous

I love this oil, it's fantastic value for money. I use over my salads, in my smoothies and have started to have a spoonful instead of taking smelly fish oil capsules.

Thank you for your review, great to hear you love our Sacha Inchi Oil as much as we do. It is so versatile, we have lots of recipe ideas on Lucybee.com : https://www.lucybee.com/coconut-oil-recipes/index/?keyword=sacha%20inchi&query=

Anonymous

Very pleasant tasting oil and gets my quota of Omegas in daily.

Thank you for your 5* review of the Lucy Bee 100% Sacha Inchi Oil. I agree, it's so easy taking ½ tablespoon per day which will provide you with your omega 3 ALA intake advised by the EFSA. In the office I like to drizzle over my porridge, or add to smoothies. Rian.

Christine C

Great oil for making sure we get enough omega oils on a vegan diet

You're right, it is the perfect way to get your omegas in! I'm a vegetarian and find it such an easy way to add omegas to my meals instead of having to take supplements like fish oil tablets which I always forget. Thank you for your review. Georgia

Claire R

Great product with pleasant taste, I use it as a supplemental. I have MS & Omega 3 intake is linked to a decrease in disability progression & this tastes better than fish oil & is plant based. 5 big ol’ Stars from me xxxxx

Thanks for your feedback. Sacha Inchi Oil also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol. I love this added to smoothies, as we all as taking it from the spoon :) Petrina

Vanessa M

Love it, great taste, no after taste and a great way to get your omega 3, 6 and 9.

Thank you for your review, Vanessa. This oil is delicious, my favourite way to use it is on my pasta and salads. I don't get enough of my omegas so this really is the perfect way without having to take fish oil tablets! Georgia

Eleanor W

Really noticed difference in skin since taking tablespoon of it every day , very good product ,also used Lucy's tip and have been using it directly on skin at the moment

Hi Eleanor, thank you for your fantastic review. It is great to hear you are noticing a real difference in your skin due to its' hydrating and nourishing properties. 1 tbsp fulfils your daily intake and it is also great for bones and joints too :) If you are looking for extra ways to include it in your daily diet head to www.lucybee.com :) Jess

Oana C

lucy p

Actually really yummy. I probably eat too much of it

Ha, I love this! Like you I'm a big fan and it's so easy to get our essential fatty acids with our Omega Oil. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol. Petrina

Anonymous

I have been having this oil from the spoon, so far so good, the taste is very subtle.

Our Starseed Omega Oil has a mild, nutty flavour. I love to add it to smoothies, as well as taking it from the spoon. 1 tablespoon per day of Sacha Inchi Omega Oil, will fulfil your omega 3 ALA daily intake. This vegan oil also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol. Petrina

Elizabeth H

Feels as though it does me good!

Our Starseed Omega Oil is 100% sarah inchi oil, which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol and just 1 tablespoon per day of Sacha Inchi Omega Oil, will fulfil your omega 3 ALA daily intake. Unlike many omega oils, this can be used cold or heated to 190C for 15 minutes. Petrina

Amanda P

Excellent product

Thanks for your feedback Amanda, great to know you love this as much as we do! Rian.

Elizabeth H

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for rating our Starseed Omega Oil, we feel it really is an underrated product and unknown to so many! For more information on it please see here! https://www.lucybee.com/products/starseed-omega-oil/ Enjoy!! x

Kerry P

Tastes really pleasant ....

Our Starseed Omega Oil has a delicate nutty flavour and is a vegan omega oil, meaning it's ideal for those who prefer not to take fish oil capsules. As well as being a natural balance of omegas 3, 6 and 9, it also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. It's so easy to incorporate into your daily diet, either taking it straight from the spoon, or adding to smoothies, drizzling over foods and using in homemade hummus and mayo. Petrina

Caroline W

I am now on my 2nd bottle of Lucy Bee Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil. I love the health benefits of this oil, because I definitely don’t eat enough fish. If I forget to chuck it in my smoothie, or over my salad it’s ok I can have a spoonful because I actually like its light nutty taste. Thanks to Lucy Bee I can sit comfortably knowing I have boosted my body with those all important Omegas.

HI Caroline, You sound as big a fan as we are! Like you, I love our Omega Oil and it's so easy to take from the spoon, as well as drizzling it over vegetables, using to make hummus, or in a smoothie. As well as getting our omegas, this Fair Trade, cold pressed oil also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.Petrina

Anna R

Have been taking this from the spoon for a couple of months now. I am sure it is making a difference to my hair and nails. Love the taste as well!

Our Omega Oil is great for those not wanting to take fish oil capsules and being Fair Trade means that those involved in its production also benefit. With this product, the Fair Trade contributions also help in conserving the Amazon rainforest through encouraging farmers to grow sacha inchi, rather than earning an income from cattle grazing (which is a major factor in deforestation). Petrina

Merja L

I ordered startseed oil for getting some extra omegas. I absolutely love its mild flavour and am definitely going to keep ordering it.

Hi Merja, thank you for your review on your starseed oil. One tablespoon (approx 14g) per day will fulfil your daily omega 3 ALA intake. It is ideal to incorporate into everyday dishes! For any recipe inspiration head to www.lucybee.com and please do share your uses with us too! We are always discovering new ways to use. Jess

Anonymous

Fabulous nutty flavour beneficial oil. Would buy again in larger amounts if on offer

Hi, thank you for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you found the oil fabulous! It contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and is extremely convenient to use in place of capsules. For recipe inspiration/uses head to www.lucybee.com :) Jess

Margaret C

This is an amazing oil, have used it all summer long on salads and in dressings, can even use it for medicinal purposes, by taking a tsp per day for health reasons, to get that essential oil into my body

Hi Margaret, thank you for your lovely review! Our omega oil contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Also it is so versatile - you can take it straight off the spoon or drizzle over many dishes. We also add it to both smoothies and porridge to get our daily omegas :) Jess

Jessika W

I love this already. We’re taking it daily to ensure we have balanced omegas. I’d never heard of it before but it’s gteat. Lovely nutty taste would be lovely as a healthy dressing on a salad!

It is great to hear your lovely feedback Jessika. Our Omega Oil contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels! If you are looking for any recipe inspiration head to www.lucybee.com as we are always finding new ways to use! Also share any uses with us on social media :) Jess

Kerry M

Love this oil and use it on salads,in humous to add a subtle flavour. Light and delicate flavour

Thank you for your kind words Kerry. This oil is naturally balanced in omega 3,6 and 9, perfect for the modern diet! It is extremely versatile and we are constantly finding new ways to include it in our daily diet. If you find any other uses please do share with us. For recipes, head to www.lucybee.com :) Jess

Carole P

Used in a salad dressing so far. I like it

It is great to hear you like the taste of your new omega oil in salad dressings! Please share with us any other ways you are using it and check out further recipes on www.lucybee.com! Jess

Rosie G

I’m so pleased with this alternative to fish oils. I’m trying to eat more plant based food and this is a great help and versatile to use. Pleasant nutty taste and not too heavy.

Hi Rosie, thank you for your great review! I agree, the nutty taste is mild and works well on a variety of dishes. Also, 1 tablespoon of our Omega Oil will fulfil your daily omega 3 ALA intake which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. If you are looking for convenient and easy ways to add this oil to your diet visit www.lucybee.com for some recipe inspiration. Thank you, Jess :)