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Chia Seed Oil

How do we use Chia Seed Oil?

Chia seed oil can be used for salad dressings or cooked into dishes to help increase its omega-3 content. Chia seed oil can even be applied directly to dry skin as it has hydrating properties. (mix 1-2 drops into your daily moisturizer (or hair conditioner) or use it as a facial oil)

Can Chia Seed Oil be used for frying?

Yes, Chia seed oil has a higher smoke point compared to even coconut oil. However, it is not recommended for it to be used for deep frying. It’s best to use the oil for light, stir-fry dishes instead.

What are Chia Seed Oil's health benefits?

Chia seed oil is an excellent nutritive supplement with the optimal ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 (3:1 ratio). It is also a rich source of antioxidants like kaempferol, quercetin, caffeic acid which all contribute to the overall health benefits of this oil. It can help protect against cardiovascular diseases, support skin and hair health and can be a strong agent in fighting against oxidative stresses and premature aging due to its high antioxidant content.

How much Chia Seed Oil should be consumed? When should I consume it ?

Chia seed oil can be consumed as 1 teaspoon a day as this is equivalent (in Omega 3 content) to consuming 15g or 2 tablespoons of whole chia seeds. As the nutrients are condensed in the Chia seed oil, consuming 1 teaspoon provides the same amount of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids as consuming 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds. Ideally, you should consume Chia Seed Oil with a meal, or after a meal.

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