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Oil Comparison: Good Hemp Oil vs. Flaxseed Oil

Oil Comparison: Good Hemp Oil vs. Flaxseed Oil

Oil Comparison: Good Hemp Oil vs. Flaxseed Oil

Hemp oil is often considered as one of the healthiest oils available. Hemp oil has not only the highest content of polyunsaturated fats (the Essential Fats Acids) of all the cooking oils but it is also naturally richer in Omega 3 than all those oils. Finally it is also source of Omega 6 GLA (found in Evening Primrose Oil) and Omega 3 SDA (a more potent form of Omega 3).

Good Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is often considered one of the healthiest oils. It is naturally rich in Omega 3 (including Omega 3 SDA - a more potent form of Omega 3). It has one of the lowest amounts of saturated fat and the highest contents of polyunsaturated fat (the Essential Fatty Acids) amongst all the culinary oils. It also contains Omega 6 GLA (usually found in Evening Primrose oil). It also contains an ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3.

Flaxseed oil (also called Linseed oil)
While flaxseed oil contains a higher level of Omega 3 than hemp oil, it does not come in the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. The Omega 3 in flaxseed oil is exclusively ALA (the short-chain fatty acids). Flaxseed oil does not contain any SDA - the more potent form of Omega 3 found in hemp oil.

Unlike Good Hemp Oil, it is also considered too fragile to be used for cooking and needs to be refrigerated.

Nutritional value per 100gGood Hemp OilFlaxseed Oil (Linseed Oil)
Saturated fat9.2g9.4g
Polyunsaturated fat78.0g66.0g
Omega 318.7g53.3g
Omega 3 SDA (Stereadonic Acid)1.6g0g
Omega 656.6g12.7g
Omega 6 GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid)3.3g0g
Omega 6 / Omega 3 ratio (ideal between 2:1 – 4:1)3:10.2:1