Usage & Storage

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Usage & Storage

1) What is the best way to take Omega Nutrition unrefined oils?
2) Does Omega Nutrition make salad dressings?
3) How many servings of oil come in your bottles?
4) How should Omega Nutrition unrefined oils be stored?
5) Do you keep your oils refrigerated while shipping, especially in summer?
6) Does heat affect oil?
7) What are the best oils for cooking and baking?

1) What is the best way to take Omega Nutrition unrefined oils?

The best way to take Omega Nutrition's unrefined oils is mixed into our recipes such as salad dressings, blender drinks and drizzled over cooked pasta.

2) Does Omega Nutrition make salad dressings?

Unfortunately, Omega Nutrition does not make salad dressings at this time but we do have an extensive set of dressing recipes available for you to make.

3) How many servings of oil come in your bottles?

Standard serving sizes are set at 1 Tablespoons to allow consumers to compare with other brands. Serving yield with 1 Tablespoons is:

  • 8 oz. = 16 servings
  • 12 oz. = 24 servings
  • 32 oz. = 64 servings
  • Omega Nutrition now recommends only 1-2 tsp servings so the actual will be higher

4) How should Omega Nutrition unrefined oils be stored?

Most Omega Nutrition Oils should be refrigerated, but to ensure proper storage of your oil simply look to the Omega Nutrition label for storage directions. You may freeze to extend its shelf life. Many people keep their Flax Seed Oil in the freezer at all times, however, once the bottle is open the oil will start to oxidize. Heat, light and oxygen naturally degrade oil. Oils high in monounsaturated fats and saturated fats are more heat stable than delicate polyunsaturated fats.

5) Do you keep your oils refrigerated while shipping, especially in summer?

Due to the short transit times and our protective bottling process we have found that the quality of our flax oil remains stable in transit without refrigeration.

6) Does heat affect oil?

Heat, light and oxygen naturally degrade oil. Oils high in monounsaturated fats and saturated fats are more heat stable than delicate polyunsaturated fats. See the question on what oils are best for cooking and baking below for an oil usage temperature range.

7) What are the best oils for cooking and baking?

Oils high in monounsaturated fats and saturated fats are more heat stable than delicate polyunsaturated fats. Our culinary oils can be broken into categories of low, medium and high heat.

Temperature Omega Nutrition Oil
Baking at an oven temperature of 325°F (163°C), the moisture of the food keeps the inside temperature under 212°F (100°C) Most culinary oils
Low Heat - 212°F (100°C) Pumpkin Seed Oil
Medium Heat - 325°F (163°C) Olive Oil
Sesame Oil
High Heat - 375°F (190°C) Coconut Oil
Avocado Oil