14 November 2008

The seed, which is expeller pressed, produces an oil rich in vitamins and amino acids and 50-60% of the oil is Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA) which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. The high ALA content helps the skin and hair retain moisture; the Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids which are found in vegetable and oily fish oils, are classified as Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) and can aid in the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.

Contains
Highly unsaturated, with an iodine number of 185 to 208
Linolenic
Linoleic
Oleic acids
Vitamins
Amino Acids
Omega-3 fatty acid

Aroma
Bland characteristic odour

Color
Clear, bright yellow to golden

Shelf Life
6 Months to 1 Year

Extraction Method
Cold Expeller Pressed

Uses and Health Benefits :
  • Known to have antiseptic properties which makes this a good oil for facial products
  • Retains moisture in skin and hair
  • Aids in treatment of skin disorders
  • Also used in soap making

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