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Starseed Organic Raw Omega 3 Oil 250ml

Regular price £9.95 On Sale

Description

Current stock: Best Before End 2020 (see here).

Naturally high in omega 3, our Omega Oil is cold pressed from the star shaped sacha inchi seed. It has a smooth, mild, nutty flavour and is great used cold, or in light cooking to 190C for 15 minutes.

  • Sacha inchi oil contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
  • Natural balance of omega 3, 6 and 9
  • 100% sacha inchi oil
  • Cold pressed from the sacha inchi seed
  • Vegan
  • No cholesterol
  • Gluten free
  • Plant-based sustainable source of essential fatty acids
  • Sacha Inchi is not a ground nut, peanut or legume. Please see our FAQs below for further details, especially if you have concerns regarding these.
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How to use

Best used cold for maximum nutritional benefits, or in light cooking up to 190C for 15 minutes, our Omega Oil is ideal to:

  • Take from the spoon in place of fish oil capsules
  • Use as a salad dressing
  • Drizzle over vegetables, eggs and pasta
  • Stir into smoothies and porridge
  • Use to make hummus and dips

Once opened, store in the fridge and consume within 6 months.

More info

About Omega 3 and 6

Omega 3 and 6 work in balance with each other and both are needed to allow the body to function optimally.

In the Western diet, we tend to consume a lot of foods which contain high omega 6 levels but not a lot of foods high in omega 3, which means we can be out of balance.  

Omega 3s are both long and short-chain and it is the short-chain omega 3 which is essential, known as alpha-linolenic acid ALA, found in plant based sources including sacha inchi.

Long chain omega 3’s DHA and EPA, are conditionally essential, meaning we can synthesise them when we consume short chain omega 3 and the main source of these is oily fish.

However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan you cannot get them from oily fish, so plant-based sources are the best way to make sure you get omega 3. The great thing about Sacha Inchi oil is that it is so versatile and can easily be added to your diet.

There's no set recommended daily intake for Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), in the UK and most guidelines refer to an intake of oily fish. However, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) advise 2-3g ALA or 250mg EPA/DHA and 10g LA to support health. Based on this, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon per day of Sacha Inchi Omega Oil, will fulfil your omega 3 ALA daily intake. Note: some advise vegans should be consuming double the amount of ALA suggested.

What do I taste like?

Our omega oil has a smooth, mild and nutty flavour. It is cold pressed to retain maximum nutritional benefits and is an organic, plant-based sustainable source of essential fatty acids which are vital for our health.

Starseed Omega Oil is naturally balanced in omega 3, 6 and 9, making it ideal for our modern diet, which is often lacking in omega 3. Other sources of omega 3 include such foods as salmon and walnuts.

Where am I from?

Sacha Inchi grows like a vine in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and thrives in this tropical climate. It’s a sustainable crop which provides an income for locals.

Peru is a non-GM country, with a strong belief in organic crops.

Why Fair Trade?

With the help of these Fair Trade premiums, the actual farmers and workers who produce our Omega Oil, directly benefit, helping lift them out of the vicious circle of poverty. Funds are used to:

  • Incentivise farmers to replace illegal coca plants (used for cocaine) with sacha inchi plants, to create an income
  • Distribute books for basic education
  • Create teaching programmes for planting, conservation and sustainability

In turn, this reduces the desire for an income through cattle grazing, one of the main causes of deforestation of the rainforest.

Lucy Bee Starseed Omega Oil v Fish Oil Capsules

The omega 3 found in Sacha Inchi is the essential omega 3 oil, alpha linolenic-acid (ALA) which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol.

Serving sizes- for Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil you only need ½ tbsp. to 1 tbsp. per day, whereas the recommended daily serving for fish oil capsules is 1 to 3.

How to use - Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil can be included within your diet in any way you wish, whether that’s through adding it to your meals, drinks, or even just taking it on a spoon, the choice is yours. By having the option to add to foods, it means you don’t have to remember to take a tablet, as you do with a fish oil capsule supplement.  

Taste – Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil has a mild, nutty flavour with no aftertaste, unlike many fish oil tablets which often leave you with an aftertaste of fish for a while, despite it being contained within a capsule. 

Where is it from? – Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil, from Peru, is organic, Fair Trade and fully traceable. The vines grow in the Amazon Rainforest and are sustainable.

If taking a fish oil tablet, do you know where the oil is sourced from and whether it is sustainable?  More often than not, the fish will be farmed. 

Ingredients – Our Starseed Sacha Inchi Omega Oil is 100% organic sacha inchi oil.

Many fish oil supplements have added fillers in them, to bulk them out and do you know what the actual capsule itself is made from?

Suitability - Daisy, the Lucy Bee Registered Associate Nutritionist advises, "Due to the fact that this is an oil produced from seeds, I would highly recommend anyone with a wide-spectrum seed allergy to check with their doctor before consuming this. Due to the risk of having an anaphylactic shock, it would be unwise to take a risk, without talking to your GP or a Health Care Practitioner allergy specialist beforehand".

This is a sustainable and plant-based alternative. Plant-based sources of omega-3 are vital for vegetarians and vegans, and if following these diets, it is important to get enough omega 3 in the diet to help maintain normal body functioning. This oil is a perfect alternative for those who don’t consume fish. 

Fish oil capsules are not an option for vegans and vegetarians.

FAQs

  1. Is Sacha Inchi Oil nut free?

Sacha Inchi is not a ground nut, peanut or legume (nor is it from the legume family). Sacha Inchi is from the plant kingdom, from the Euphorbiaceae family.

Even though it has been given several common names, its actual Scientific name is Plukenetia volubilis Linneo.

It does not fit in any of the official 14 allergens as per the UK and EU governments.

  • celery
  • cereals containing gluten – including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats
  • crustaceans – such as prawns, crabs and lobsters
  • eggs
  • fish
  • lupin
  • milk
  • molluscs – such as mussels and oysters
  • mustard
  • tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts
  • peanuts
  • sesame seeds
  • soybeans
  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites (if they are at a concentration of more than ten parts per million)

Our Sacha Inchi Omega Oil supplier is a tree nut and peanut free facility (BRC certified, AA grade) and they micro filter the oil to reduce any solid traces, too.

That said, if you or someone you are with has an allergy to nuts or seeds, it is your decision to make as to whether or not you choose to use this product. Although not listed as a common allergen, and does not fit into any of the above, including being both tree nut and peanut free, some people may have an allergy to Sacha Inchi, so it is best to be aware if any symptoms do occur and to immediately stop using the product.

If you have any doubt, please always refer to your doctor or medical practitioner before purchasing and using this oil.

2. What are Sacha Inchi seeds?

Sacha Inchi seeds are withing the star-shaped sacha inchi, which grows like a vine.

 3. What Does Sacha Inchi do?

Sacha inchi oil is a naturally balanced omega oil. This is a vegan source of essential fatty acids which are vital for health and we can only get from certain foods.

4. What is Sachi Inchi Oil?

Sacha Inchi Oil contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. It is cold pressed from the seed of the star shaped sacha inchi. It is a natural balance of omegas. This seed oil is a natural antioxidant that is pollution-free, with a smooth, mild and nutty flavour.

5. What is omega oil?

Omega oils are polyunsaturated fatty acids.

6. How much omega oil do I need?

There is no actual recommended intake for essential fatty acids, in the UK.

7. Is Starseed Omega Oil the same as starflower oil?

No, these are different oils. Starseed Omega Oil is a natural balance of omega 3, 6 and 9, cold pressed from the sacha inchi seed. Starflower oil is from the borage seed and is a source of omega 6.

8. Is Sacha Inchi safe during pregnancy?

Yes, sacha inchi is generally safe to use during pregnancy, unless you have an allergy to it (however, sacha inchi is not a common allergen in the UK). It is a high source of vegan omega 3 ALA, 3.36g of ALA per ½ a tablespoon. It is also easy to use either by the spoonful, or over vegetables, salads, or in dressings.

If unsure, we always recommend talking to your healthcare practitioner.

Nutritional information

Ingredients

100% Sacha Inchi Oil

Typical Values Per 100g

Energy (kj) 3699
Energy (kcal) 900
Fat 99.9g
of which Saturates 7.0g

  • monounsaturates 9.3g
  • polyunsaturates 3g

omega 3*   48.0g
omega 6   33.0g
omega 9      9.0g
Carbohydrate 0g
of which Sugars 0g
Fibre 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

* There are long and short-chain omega 3’s. Those that are essential for our health are the short-chain omega 3,  called alpha-linolenic acid ALA. These are found in plant-based sources including sacha inchi. Long-chain omega 3’s DHA and EPA, are conditionally essential, meaning we can synthesise them when we consume short-chain omega 3s and the main sources of these (DHA and EPA) are oily fish.

However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan you cannot get these from oily fish, so plant-based sources are the best way to make sure you get omega 3. The great thing about this oil is that it is so versatile and is easy to incorporate into your daily diet.


4.95 Average

75 Reviews

Fiona W

I use this oil with so many dishes and just love it ... perfect with salads, pasta dishes, drizzled on vegetables and the best thing is it tastes great and you are getting your daily omega intake .. What’s not to love about it !

Thank you Fiona, it is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy our Starseed Omega 3 Oil! Like you said, it's such a tasty way to get your daily Omega 3 intake! Thank you, Rian

Joanne B

I'm using this in so many recipes, as a dressing on salads, in smoothies, or just on it's own and it's delicious. I love the silky texture and nutty flavour. What a great alternative to taking fish oil supplements. Thanks LucyBee x

Hi Joanne, thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear how much you are enjoying our Omega 3 Oil, and you are finding lots of ways to use it! I love adding to my porridge. Thank you, Rian

Fiona W

I use this oil with so many dishes and just love it ... perfect with salads, pasta dishes, drizzled on vegetables and the best thing is it tastes great and you are getting your daily omega intake .. What’s not to love about it !

Thank you for your review, Fiona. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy using our Starseed Oil. I like to add this to my morning porridge! We have lots of recipes on Lucybee.com if you would like any ideas. Thank you, Rian

Fiona W

I use this oil on so many dishes and just love it ..... perfect with salads, pasta dishes, drizzled on vegetables and the best thing is it tastes great and you are getting your daily omega intake ! What’s there not to love about it !

Thank you Fiona, we are pleased you are enjoying our Starseed Oil. It's such an easy way to get your Omega 3! We have lots of recipes on lucybee.com if you would like any inspiration. Many thanks, Rian

Talia G

I use this every day in my smoothies and the only place I have found this oil ! I will be using this always !!

Thank you for your review, Talia. It's wonderful to hear how much you are enjoying our Omega 3 oil! I agree, it's so tasty in smoothies - and I like to sometimes drink straight from the spoon! Thanks, Rian

Talia G

I use this every day in my smoothies and the only place I have found this oil ! I will be using this always !!

Hi Talia, thank you for your review! I agree, it's great in smoothies - such an easy way to get your Omega 3! Thank you, Rian

Emma H

Karen L

I love the taste

Hi Karen, thank you for your 5* review. I love the Starseed Oil too, I love the subtle nutty flavour. We are have lots of recipes with the Starseed Oil on Lucybee.com. Thank you, Rian

Emma S

This oil has a really lovely nutty flavour and is the perfect addition salads. I really love it.

Thanks for the 5* review, we are pleased to hear you love the Starseed Oil as much as us! I like to add mine to my morning smoothie, we also have lots of recipes on lucybee.com. Thank you, Rian

Jacqui P

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Elizabeth H

Have a large spoonful everyday on homemade muesli. Love it!

Hi Elizabeth, it's great to hear how much you like the Lucy Bee Starseed Oil! I like to put a spoonful in my morning smoothie, great way to get my Omega 3 without having capsules. Thanks, Rian

Imran M

I love this oil. I love the fact its organic, it goes well with salads, most of my lunches and gives you an energy boost as well. Highly recommend.

Hi Imran, it's great to hear how much you like our Starseed Oil! I agree, it's so versatile. I like to put a spoonful in a smoothie, or in my porridge! There are also lots of recipes on Lucybee.com. Thanks, Rian

Laura W

Great way to get vegan omega 3 into the diet, tastes nicer than flaxseed oil too

Hi Laura, thank you for your review. I agree, our Starseed Oil is a great way to get Omega 3 without having to take capsules. I love the milk nutty flavour, I like to pour over salads. Thanks, Rian

Elzbieta S

The oil is absolutely delicious, nutty, smooth, great addition to EVERYTHING! we only just ordered it and it's all gone ;) superb oil, much, much recommended.

Hi, thank you for your 5* review. I agree, the Starseed oil has a lovely nutty flavour, and is so versatile. We also have lots of recipes on Lucybee.com if you would like some inspiration! Thanks, Rian

NATHALIE L

Delicious oil - so glad I discovered it!

Hi Nathalie, thank you so much for your review. It's great to hear that you are enjoying the Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil, it's great as it is a source of vegan omega 3 ALA, and has a mild nutty taste. Daisy

Laura W

I love this I have a spoon of it or drizzle over my lunch. It tastes much better than flaxseed oil and still good for omega 3 intake.

Thank you so much for your review, Laura. The sacha inchi is great as well as it lasts 6 months once opened as well if stored in the fridge (or until BBE), it has a light nutty taste, which works well in lots of different recipes. Daisy

Emma-Louise R

debbie

Super impressed with this oil, I had been undecided for months whether to buy this or not, and I wish I had taken the plunge sooner. I take it neat,straight off the spoon and it's a pleasant taste, like a nutty broccoli! Would definitely recommend as I'm not one for this kind of thing but it has got my seal of approval.

Hi Debbie, Fantastic! I agree with you, this is an amazing oil and is a part of my daily diet. A good way to get in my omegas and I love that I don't need to take capsules. Like you, I enjoy it straight from the spoon but if you're not keen to take it like this, it's ideal to blend into smoothies or drizzle over foods. Thanks again, Petrina

Inderjeet D

Love it! My go to omega oil

Anonymous

Love this product,stir it into yoghurt or drizzle over pasta dishes.

Thanks for your great tip. This vegan omega oil is good straight from the spoon too, or, as suggested drizzled over foods. I especially like that I don't need to take capsules to get my omega! Petrina

marie b

not nice with eggy bread!

Hi Marie, thank you for your review. Our Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil is a high source of vegan Omega 3, and is easy to incorporate into your diet. It has a slightly nutty taste, and works well in salad dressings or sauces, over vegetables, in smoothies, over pasta, or just by the spoonful! Half a tablespoon will provide you with 3.36g of Omega 3 ALA. If you need any recipe ideas we have lots on our website, Daisy

Sarah A

David M

use this along with some olive oil as alternative to butter etc on bread

Hi David, thank you for your review on our Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil, it is a high source of omega 3, which is suitable for vegans or those who do not consume oily fish. Daisy

Gemma C

On my 3rd bottle now as needed more omega 3 in my diet. I currently add to my smoothies and porridge. I could taste it at first, but I am used to the taste now and prefer it. Highly recommend

Hi Gemma, thank you for such a great review. We actually have 15% off of our Starseed Omega 3 Oil, until the 23rd August 2019! It's such an easy and versatile way to add in omega 3, and it's perfect that it lasts 6 months once opened. Thank you again, Daisy

Samantha S

Very impressed with the omega oil I purchased - I can actually eat this straight off the spoon - always a good sign! No rancid taste/smell - very tasty - nutty and aromatic

Hi Samantha, thank you so much for your review, and I'm so glad to hear that you like the Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil! It's a good source of omega 3's and as you said, so easy to take off the spoon. You can also use it in recipes as well including one of our recipes for a vegan salsa verde which you can find on our website www.lucybee.com. Daisy

Clint

Bought a bottle of this from my local health shop today as its a new product I haven’t tried before but had heard of. I’ve been interested in nutrition for many years due to a medical condition. To me the oil tasted unpleasant and aggravated IBS symptoms inducing intestinal spasming and increasing background nausea. For this reason I could not recommend the product no matter what the nutritional profile. Also, there were waxy deposits (dried star seed oil?) underneath the screw cap. Ive never encountered this with any bottle of any type of oil before. I’ve not used this oil before so would have to assume it’s a by product of the manufacturing process.

Hi Clint, really sorry to hear that you aren't happy with the Starseed Sacha Inchi Oil. As with everything, taste does vary from person to person, the oil itself does have a light mild, nutty flavour to it, which you can taste. This sounds like it might be excess oil from when it was bottled and sealed. Daisy

Lois H

Taste is really good. I have finally found my way to get my omegas. The bottle lid was a small issue as it was completely stuck. But thanks to the speedy response of the team we sorted it and I can say I am loving using my oil.

Hi Lois, I love using the sacha inchi, and it is such a simple way to get your omegas in! Sorry about the issue with the bottle lid, but so glad it was quickly sorted for you. Daisy

Anonymous

I love the flavour of this oil

Glad you love the flavour of the Sacha Inchi Oil, it has a really light nutty taste even though it is nut free. It's such an easy way to get you omega 3 in, with just 1/2 tablespoon giving you 3.36g of ALA omega 3. It's also really good as a beauty product when used on your skin. Daisy

Kerry M

Great taste and really versatile. Great over salads, even used it as a moisturiser

Hi Kerry, thank you for sharing. There are so many benefits to this oil, such as only 1/2 tablespoon per day will provide you with your daily omega 3 ALA intake. I love adding it to my smoothies! We have lots of tips on our website if you are looking for inspiration :) Hannah