Recommended By A Registered Dietitian
A Rare Cookable Flaxseed Oil Created Made With A Unique Manufacturing Method
In general, flaxseed oil isn’t compatible with heating. This is because the omega-3 fatty acid (α-linolenic acid) contained in flaxseed oil is weak against heat and will be damaged by heating. Therefore, common flaxseed oil can only be used raw as it is or as a dressing.
However, Kawashimaya's flaxseed oil can be used for cooking. A special manufacturing method ensures that the omega-3s are not compromised even when heated. The secret is the method of "filtration" in the manufacturing process. After cold-pressing, we use a unique system to chill the oil and filter out impurities that can cause oxidation. Of course, no chemicals or preservatives are added during this process.
With this unique "filtration" technology, we have succeeded in raising the smoke point to 250°C.
Proof That Heating Does Not Damage Omega-3s In Kawashimaya Flaxseed Oil
A comparison of flaxseed oil before and after heating shows that the percentage of fatty acid content remains almost unchanged after heating. In other words, it can be said that omega 3 is not lost even if it is heated, and the quality is not reduced.
Great Points Of Flaxseed Oil Explained By A Registered Dietitian
Proof Of Safety And Highest Quality - Organic Jas And Cor Certified Flaxseed Oil
Our flaxseed oil has acquired the organic certification system "COR (Canada Organic Regime)" in Canada and it is also certified by Japanese Organic JAS.
In addition, our organic flaxseed is certified organic by Pro-Cert, which certifies organic products throughout North America.
The fact that there is an organic certification mark means:
- Cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers
- No chemical solvents used in the manufacturing process
- No synthetic additives such as colorings, fragrances, preservatives
It is proof that it is a reliable product that has cleared strict standards for raw materials and manufacturing.
Light-Shielding Fresh Bottle That Keeps Freshness And Prevents Oxidation
When oil comes into contact with oxygen, it gradually oxidizes. In order to keep the oil in the container from oxidizing as much as possible and maintain high quality, we adopted an anti-oxidation packaging called "Hakuri Bottle”.
As the contents of the container decrease, the inner bag inside the container shrinks, making it difficult for the oil to come into contact with oxygen. Also, by covering the oil with a light-shielding bottle, it is possible to prevent oxidation by light too, so freshness can be maintained until the end.
In addition, the container is flexible and the oil can be poured from a single drop, making it less likely to drip and hygienic.
24Yen (About $0.18) Per Day, Affordable Price That Can Be Used Every Day
Kawashimaya's (450ml) 430g of flaxseed oil can last approximately 94 days. If you use 1 teaspoon (4.57g) a day, the price will only be 24 yen (about $0.18) per day.
Although it is a high-quality organic flaxseed oil that can be heated, we have achieved a price that is comparable to other companies products. (As a reference, major manufacturers’ prices are around 20 yen per day).
Kawashimaya's flaxseed oil can be offered at this price because we directly deal with reliable producers.
In addition, we package the product in our own factory, so we can handle it quickly, eliminate waste, and keep unnecessary costs down.
Cold Press Manufacturing Method Without Chemical Solvents
Cold pressing is a method of extracting oil slowly and carefully at a low temperature.
Although it takes time and money, the oil does not change in quality due to heat from friction, and the original active ingredients of flax seeds can be preserved as much as possible.
Different From Cheap Mass-Produced Flaxseed Oil That Uses Using Solvent During The Extraction Method
Common flaxseed oil is extracted using a chemical solvent called lye or hexane. Although it is an efficient extraction method, it not only uses chemical solvents, but it also requires high-temperature heating to remove the hexane, which degrades the oil and lose its nutrients.
Cold pressing is less efficient, but it is a safe, secure, and highly nutritious oil production method.
Unrefined Flaxseed Oil That Retains Nutrients
Flaxseed oil from major manufacturers undergoes refining processes such as "degumming", "deacidification", "bleaching", and "deodorization" after extraction in order to stabilize the appearance and flavor.
In these processes, phosphoric acid and caustic soda are added, and important nutrients are lost due to high temperature processing.
Kawashimaya's flaxseed oil does not undergo any refining process, so it is possible to retain the nutrients of the flaxseed until the very end without the addition of unnecessary solvents.
Flaxseed Oil With Plenty Of "Omega 3" Necessary For Maintaining Health In The Modern Era
Omega 3 is converted into DHA and EPA in the body and helps protects the body and works to increase barrier power.
It is an essential fatty acid that is abundantly contained in blue fish, but among people living in the modern era, there is a tendency to be deficient in omega 3 because the opportunity to eat fish has decreased recently.
Furthermore, meat, dairy products, and processed foods are common in modern diets, resulting in excessive intake of omega-6, which is a factor that damages health.
Reduce Excessive Omega-6 Intake With Flaxseed Oil
According to a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the daily intake ratio of omega-3:omega-6 is reported to be 1:5.
(Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese (2020 edition) report)
||Intake of n-6 fatty acids
||Intake of n-3 fatty acids
However, on the other hand, it has been found that omega-3 has the effect of suppressing omega-6. Omega-3s help offset excess omega-6s and restore normal balance.
In particular, Kawashimaya's flaxseed oil contains 61g of α-linolenic acid (omega-3) per 100g, which is more than the standard.
(Standard reference value: 57g/100g Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan 2015 7th revision)
One teaspoon of flaxseed oil provides about 2.44g of omega-3. This will give you the omega-3 you need per day for adults.
Great Points Of Flaxseed Oil Explained By A Registered Dietitian
How To Enjoy Flaxseed Oil
With Tofu For A Healthy Skin
Mix With Natto And Feel Refreshed Every Day
Add To Salad For Good Health
Add to Pasta For Better Energy
Use It In Sweets For A Fun And Nutritional Supplement
Recommended Recipe For Those Who Don't Like The Flavor Of Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil that can be cooked is recommended for those who don't like the flavor of raw flaxseed oil. Even if you heat and cook, the nutritional components of flaxseed oil will not be destroyed, so please try it.
Flaxseed Oil Pasta
- 40g Flaxseed Oil
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1pc Chili Pepper
- 20cc White Wine
- 10pc Cherry Tomato
- 200g Pasta
- 2/3tsp Salt
- ※Parsley, Parmesan Cheese, or other ingredients you like
How To Make
- Boil water in a pot and cook the pasta as directed on the packet.
- Chop the garlic finely, cut the red pepper into small pieces, and cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
- In a frying pan, add flaxseed oil, garlic, red pepper, and salt, and fry over medium heat until the garlic is cooked through.
- Add cherry tomatoes to the frying pan and heat until soft.
- Add white wine and heat until half is evaporated.
- Add boiled pasta to it.
- Put in the pasta's boiling water and let the flavors blend in, and you're done.
- If desired, sprinkle with chopped parsley or parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Flaxseed Oil Cookies
- 120g Oatmeal
- 120g All Purpose Flour
- 1/2tsp Baking Powder
- 70g Sugar
- 3g Salt
- 60g Flaxseed Oil
- 2Tbsp or 30cc Honey
- 2Tbsp or 30cc Milk
How To Make
- Add baking powder to the flour, and sift them lightly.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- In a bowl, mix the cake flour, oatmeal, sugar, and salt.
- Put the flaxseed oil, honey, and milk in a pot. Cook over low heat and mix well.
- Put the flaxseed oil, honey and milk mixture in a bowl. Then mix them with flour and stir until it is no longer powdery.
- Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with a cooking sheet and flatten it with the palm of your hand.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Flaxseed Oil and Komatsuna Smoothie
- 1 Bunch Komatsuna Spinach (Feel free to substitute it with your favorite greens)
- Half A Banana
- 120cc Milk
- 1Tsp or 5cc Milk
How To Make
- Chop the Japanese spinach into chunks, and cut the banana into 2 cm wide pieces.
- Put Japanese spinach, banana, and milk into a blender and mix.
- Finally add flaxseed oil and mix well.
Flaxseed Oil And Onion Dressing
- 1 Onion
- 2Tbsp or 30cc Flaxseed Oil
- 2Tbsp or 30cc Vinegar
- 2Tbsp or 30cc Soy Sauce
How To Make
- Slice and chop the onion.
- Mix vinegar, soy sauce, and flaxseed oil.
- Put the seasoning mixed with the onion into the container to complete. \
- If you leave it for about 2 days, the taste will become incorporated and it will be even more delicious.
Message From Kawashimaya
We developed this flaxseed oil based on the concept of easily incorporating omega-3 into our diet and making it delicious. We ordered products from flaxseed oil production areas around the world, tested the taste, searched for containers that would not oxidize as much as possible, and finally after many processes, we developed this product. Based on the reviews and impressions we receive from our customers, we will continue to make further improvements, such as minimizing oxidation during the delivery stage and improving the packaging to make it easier to open and close. Please try this flaxseed oil by all means.
(Representative of Kawashimaya, Yuuri Kawashima)
What Our Staff Says About The Product
My family eats a lot of meat, so I am very grateful to be able to take in omega-3 fatty acids, which tend to be deficient. The capacity was just the right size, and I was able to use it up while it was fresh. For my husband, who is worried about his belly fat, I add linseed oil to my tofu and healthy dishes, and he eats it deliciously. (Staff W)
I put it on my salad every morning. It's perfect for breakfast. Salt 0, cholesterol 0, so I think it's very good as a salad dressing. It is also popular with the owner. (Staff T)
I use it on salads and in miso soup. When you lick it as it is, it has a slightly bitter taste, but when you add it to cooking, it has no habit and is very easy to use. I'm worried about my cholesterol, so I'd like to continue using it. It is convenient and easy to store in the refrigerator. (Staff I)
Which flaxseed oil should I choose?
Flaxseed oil is sensitive to heat, so choose one that has been cold-pressed. It's safer if it's slowly and carefully squeezed without using chemical solvents. Also, choose unrefined flaxseed oil to get all of its natural nutrients.
Should flaxseed oil be stored in the refrigerator to prevent it from oxidizing?
Alpha-linolenic acid is oxidized by exposure to light, heat, and air. Therefore, we recommend that you store it in a place where it is not exposed to direct sunlight and heat, and after opening it, put it in the refrigerator and use it up as soon as possible.
What does this flaxseed oil taste like?
Only flaxseeds grown in Canada with a high omega-3 content are used, and they are carefully made using a special cold-pressing method, so you can feel the richness of the flaxseeds. It is characterized by its mild taste. We recommend drizzling on salads or add to natto and miso soup. It is a versatile organic linseed oil that goes well with any dish because it has little bitterness and does not change the taste significantly even when mixed with food.
Is too much flaxseed oil dangerous?
Although flaxseed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, it is a lipid. According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese (2020 edition), the recommended amount of fat per day is about 60-90g for men and about 45-65g for women.
||Cold Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil
||[Before opening] Store at room temperature, avoiding high temperature, high humidity, and direct sunlight. [After opening] Close the lid tightly, store in the refrigerator, and consume as soon as possible.
|Nutrition Facts Per 100g
||Calorie 900kcal, protein 0g, fat 100g (saturated fatty acid 9g, a-linolenic acid 61g), carbohydrate 0g, salt equivalent 0g
||Passed 250°C heat resistance test, no additives, unrefined, 0 cholesterol, 0 salts, non-genetically modified
If you use only the oil by itself, you will taste a refreshing bitterness along with the fragrant nutty flavor, but if you combine it with other ingredients, the rich flavor of the oil will match them nicely.
My favorite is to add soy sauce koji and flaxseed oil to natto so that you don't have to worry about the unique flavor of the oil. I also recommend utilizing the nutty fragrance and deliciousness of flaxseed oil to make pound cake.
Until now, a lot of people don't know how to use flaxseed oil because its usage is often limited. But since this flaxseed oil is resistant to high temperatures, please try this oil by all means.
How about incorporating flaxseed oil, which is rich in omega 3, into your daily diet and using it for your health?