The omegaflo® Process - Detail
The omegaflo® Process - shown on the right - is our proprietary
method for producing the best unrefined, certified-organic
oils of premium quality and exceptional taste. Click Here to see a comparison flowchart of refined oils versus
- A Unique, Cold-pressed Extraction
The omegaflo® process was developed to manufacture unrefined,
certified-organic oils of premium quality and exceptional
taste. We buy organic seeds and nuts that are certified
by internationally recognized certifying agencies such as
the OCPP/Pro-Cert Canada Inc.
- Fresh, Organic, Unrefined Oils
Our seeds and nuts are "fresh" expeller-pressed
at low temperatures (30°-33°C/86°-92°F for
EFA oils, 30°-43°C/86°-110°F for culinary
oils) without exposure to damaging light, oxygen and reactive
- Premium Taste
The result: premium-quality oils that taste deliciously
like the freshly cracked nuts or seeds they were crushed
- Opaque Protective Packaging
Omega Nutrition uses inert gas to create this oxygen-free
environment during the manufacturing and bottling process.
As the name inert gas indicates, the gas does not react
with oil. Light, more than any other element, causes the
most damage to unrefined oil on the retail shelf. Proper
packaging is, therefore, imperative.
Just remember: "If you can see the oil in a bottle,
so can light." For more information on light, see our
article on, "The Effects of Light."
- 100% Trans-fatty Acid Free
Our "live" oils are 100% trans-fatty-acid- (TFA)-free.
Because of their freshness and the delicate nature of EFAs,
we feel it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to
inform consumers how long an oil will last. Which is why
we have a "Pressing" and "Best Before"
date on the bottle. This will help consumers best obtain
their EFAs while the EFAs are still intact.
- Maintaining the Highest Nutritional
Omega Nutrition does not use any of the following procedures
commonly used during the refining of vegetable oils:
• no preheating and steaming seeds
• no chemical/solvent extraction - no hexane is used
• no bleaching, filtering or deodorizing
• no additives or preservatives
The one exception is our organic coconut oil, which we do not manufacture. This product
is expeller pressed and is deodorized to remove the coconut
flavor. This additional step does not affect the beneficial
lauric acids found in our organic coconut oil.
For more information on what to look for when shopping for
oils and what happens when oils are refined/hydrogenated,
see the "In The News" section of this web site.