Oil Comparison: Good Hemp Oil vs. Olive Oil
Hemp oil can be used in exactly the same way as olive oil for many culinary uses including drizzling over salads and soups, stir frying, and making the perfect roast potatoes. Hemp oil has a smoke point of 180oC, similar to that of olive oil so we do not suggest deep-frying with it as some of the essential fatty acids may be lost.
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.
Hemp oil has 40% less saturated fat than olive oil. Olive oil contains hardly any Omega 3. In fact hemp oil has 25x more Omega 3 than olive oil.
Comparison of the nutritional values of hemp oil and olive oil
|Nutritional value per 100g||Good Hemp Oil||Olive Oil|
|Omega 3 SDA (Stereadonic Acid)||1.6g||0g|
|Omega 6 GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid)||3.3g||0g|
|Omega 6 / Omega 3 ratio (ideal between 2:1 – 4:1)||3:1||10.7:1|