Experts on Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil has a high nutritional value due to its exceptional ratio of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid. This is followed by rapeseed oil, mustard oil, walnut oil and soybean oil (its benefits are disputable since most soya crops are now genetically modified). If these oils are used to meet human daily requirements for linoleic acid, the requirements for alpha-linolenic acid are also covered. For other dietary purposes it is therefore recommended to use olive oil, a source of monosaturated fatty acids, coconut and palm oil, as well as animal fats (to a smaller degree).

Cold pressed oils should never be exposed to high temperatures, which means they should not be used to cook or fry food. When consuming polyunsaturated fats it is important to increase the intake of antioxidants and fibres (fruit, vegetables) to protect fats from oxidation.