Good with: Drizzled over a salad that’s got some spice to it (raw onions, shallots, peppers).
Other Flavors: None.
Why We Love It: We were very excited to try this hemp seed oil as an alternative to olive oil. It’s got a slightly lower smoke point than olive oil, so should not be used for cooking. It’s best as a salad dressing or mixed in to a sauce, marinade or dip. Hemp oil has a slightly nutty flavor, which makes it delicious when combined with spicier flavors. And like olive oil, it’s high in essential fatty acids, containing 8g of Omega 6’s and 2.5g of brain-healthy Omega 3’s per serving (a 3:1 ratio). There is some debate out there as to the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to 3 (some say 4:1, while some try to minimize any Omega 6 at all) so you should decide whether hemp oil is a good choice for you based on your own research. Just Hemp cold-presses and cold-filters their oil, so it’s unrefined, making it an even better oil to enjoy as a yummy topping or condiment.
Meet the Makers: Just Hemp Foods is a new company that was created to provide high quality, price competitive hemp products as the worldwide demand for hemp food continues to grow. In addition to hemp seed oil, the also offer hulled hemp seeds, toasted salted hemp seeds, and hemp protein powder. Their products are non-GMO, gluten free, Kosher, and Halal certified . www.justhempfoods.com
Fun Fact: Just Hemp’s production partner, Hemp Oil Canada, was founded in 1998 after industrial hemp was re-legalized in Canada. They are the first and longest running hemp processing facility in North America!