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Selecting / Storing nut and seed oils

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Choosing nut / seed oils

To protect oil from going rancid

All polyunsaturated seed /nut oils should be expeller-pressed, in an environment protecting the oil from light, heat and air

Bottling should remove top air by pumping in a gas, such as nitrogen

Nut/Seed Oils should be:

(1) Organic – From seeds / nuts grown without chemicals

(2) Cold-pressed or low-heat expeller-pressed and not extracted with chemical solvents

Expeller-pressed vs. solvent-extracted oils

(3) Fresh

How to store oils and foods containing essential fats

Storage of polyunsaturated oil

Should be bottled in inert, black plastic or dark glass, and kept in the refrigerator or freezer.  Protect it from light and heat, and thus prevent the oil from going rancid. Refrigeration about halves the rancidity rate, compared to leaving oil in room temperature

Opened bottles should be used within 4-6 weeks – If you purchase a large bottle, it is advisable to transfer it to smaller bottles, to limit the oil’s exposure to air. Unopened bottles should be stored in the freezer, which extends shelf-life to about 6 months.

Storage of Nuts/Seeds

The essential fat content of nuts and seeds is the very reason nuts and seeds tend to go rancid easily. They should be stored in zip lock bags, with the air squeezed out, out of light and heat exposure in the freezer or fridge.

TIP: Soaking Nuts deactivates substances (phytates) that make them hard to digest:

•  Place 4 cups raw nuts in a bowl;

•  Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt and cover with water;

•  Leave at room temperature for 6-8 hours (only 6 hours for cashews);

•  Drain the water.

•  Place nuts on a cookie sheet or dehydrator tray and dry on low heat in the oven or dehydrator to obtain “Crispy Nuts” (Don’t overdry -makes them too hard).

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 FATS / OILS MENU
General
Food Fats and Oils – Healthy or Not?
Meet the Fatty Acid Families
– SFAs, MUFAs & PUFAs
Fat’s digestive journey
Cholesterol
Cholesterol – Our Hero
Cholesterol and Saturated fat are NOT the “Darth Vader” of ischaemic heart disease
Food Oils
Best Frying Fats
Expeller-pressed vs, Solvent extracted?
Animal fat
Avocado oil
Butter
Canola oil
Coconut oil
Olive oil
Palm oil
Peanut oil
Selecting / Storing oils
Essential Fatty Acids
EFAs – Fats of Life!
Damaged / Toxic Fats
Health issues help w/ anti-inflammatory EFA supplementation
EFA Deficiency Symptoms
“Omega-3 Fix”
“Omega-3 Fix” – Omega-3 +++
We need more omega-3
How to do the “Omega-3 Fix”
EFA amounts in foods
Flax seed – 0mega-3-rich Oil, Lignans, Fiber
– Flax seed baking and storage stability
Eating fish for omega-3
– Are fish too toxic to eat?
– Salmon choices
How to choose a good marine oil supplement
– Fish oil
– Cod liver oil
– Krill oil
– Typical processing for marine oils
Science behind the “Omega-3 Fix”
Can we convert plant Omega-3 ALA to the needed EPA / DHA ?
“Omega-3 Fix” Recipes
Oats ‘n’ Flax Porridge
Fruit Slushy
Creamy Nuts ‘n’ berries
Budwig Salad Dressing
Budwig Spread
“Omega-6 – “How-to”
How to obtain good omega-6 fats
Borage, Blackcurrant or Evening Primrose Oils for Omega-6 GLA
EFAs – 5 vital functions:
(1) Cell Membrane integrity
(2) Cellular energy production
(3) Eicosanoids-“First Responders”
• EFA Conversion Chart
• Specific Eicosanoid Effects
(4) Systems Support
(5) Child Development