Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our most frequently asked questions:

    Conventional flaxseed oil has a smoke point of less than 107ºC or 225ºF which essentially will burn before a satisfactory temperature is achieved for most foods to be cooked at. With Alligga, we cold-press the seeds to extract the oil at our GMP certified manufacturing facility, which is followed by a proprietary filtration system to rigorously clean and remove wax and impurities. Even after filtration, the Alligga Flaxseed oil retains up to 60% of it’s original Omega-3 content.

    • 59-61% Omega-3
    • 14% Omega-6
    • 15% Omega-9
    • 8-10% Saturated Fats

    Because Aliigga flaxseed oil has the richest content of omega-3 fatty acids than any other cooking oil, there are numerous health benefits associated with this oil. Omega-3 fats lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, have a cardio-protective effect on the heart by reducing the risk for blood clots, reduces inflammation, which can help alleviate symptoms of certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. They also play a role in brain development and memory improvement, may support a strong immune system, may help relieve constipation, and can cause shiny smooth skin and hair.

    Flaxseed oil is an especially important source of omega 3 fatty acids for vegetarians and vegans.

    The amount of omega-3 fat you need depends on your age and whether you are male or female. Health Canada recommends 1.6 grams/day for men and 1.1 grams/day for women. Alligga Flaxseed Oil is a good source of omega-3’s and will help contribute to your intake.

    Currently there is no upper limit established for omega-3’s, so including plenty of omega-3-rich foods in your diet is recommended for optimal health

    When any oil is heated past its “smoke point,” the temperature at which it begins to burn, its flavour and nutrient content decreases, and some oils will even convert to trans fats or become carcinogenic. Because of its high smoke point, Alligga flaxseed oil will not convert to trans fats at these high temperatures up to 250ºC/482ºF.

    Absolutely. Alligga can be used for salad dressings, in smoothies, drizzled over fresh vegetables or as a tasty dip with artisan breads.

    The Oil’s shelf life will vary from bottle to bottle based on storage temperature and lighting conditions. The oil, before opening, should be stored in a cupboard or pantry and never be stored in direct sunlight. After opening it is definitely ideal to store in the fridge as this will increase the useable life span of the oil. Two things to look for before consumption are:
    • Smell: ensure the oil still has a nutty aroma to it and not a stale scent
    • Appearance: The cap should not be more difficult than normal to remove. Once the cap is removed, the lip of the bottle should be clean and clear of crusty white residue.

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