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Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil 250ml

Regular price £9.95 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 and nut free
  • No cholesterol
  • Gluten free
  • Plant-based sustainable source of essential fatty acids

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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 - Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil is vegan and is suitable for all except those who are allergic to seeds - 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. What are Sacha Inchi Seeds?

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

 2. 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.

3. 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.

4. What is Omega Oil?

Omega oils are polyunsaturated fatty acids.

5. How Much Omega Oil do I Need?

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

6. 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

5 Reviews

Alison G

Tastes amazing!

Thank you for your review, Alison. We're so glad to hear that you love the taste of your new omega oil. Please do share with us any ways you use it as we're still discovering how versatile it is! Georgia

Eleanor W

Really love the nutty flavour . Have been using it daily. Taking it directly from the spoon. Hoping to carry it on to see benefits for skin and hair. Good to be getting all the omegas in.

We're glad you are enjoying our new Omega Oil. If you find any great uses for it then please do share them with us. We have a few recipes on our website if you're after any inspiration - www.lucybee.com

Stephanie P

Lovely light flavour

Great to hear that you are happy with your new Sacha Inchi oil. If you find any great uses for it then please do let us know. We have experimented with it a bit and have a few recipes on our website if you're after any inspiration - www.lucybee.com

Ellie

I have been using this product for two weeks and will continue to do so . Have just ordered a second bottle whilst on promotion . It had a really lovely nutty taste and I have been using it straight from the spoon.but have tried it too in smoothies and Pesto's and drizzled on salad. For such a high quality product it is very competitively priced and I shall continue using it for all the amazing health benefits.

Thank you for your great review, Ellie. We're so glad to hear that you are already finding so many uses for your Sacha Inchi oil. We have a few recipes on our website if you were after any more inspiration - www.lucybee.com

Denise M

I like this oil. It can be used for quite a few things, especially on salads. Smells good.

HI Denise, I love its mellow, nutty flavour and am enjoying it in smoothies, too. It's an easy way to make sure the family are getting their omega 3 intake and helping maintain normal cholesterol levels! Thanks for your feedback. Petrina