Oil Blends

Oil Seed Extractions has the in-house capability to formulate oil blends specific to customer requirements.

This may be to create enhanced stability as a Food ingredient or to meet the nutritional requirements of a specific population group via a targeted fatty acid profile. Such formulations offer a clear point of difference for our customers and enhanced nutrition and well being for the end user.

Some popular examples are as follows:

  • Flax seed oil, Borage (Starflower) and Blackcurrant seed oil: This combination is intended to reduce the symptoms of Omega 3 essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiencies by improving the body's ability to utilise EFAs. It is an excellent combined source of the secondary Omega 3 EFA Stearidonic Acid (SDA) and secondary Omega 6 EFA Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA).
  • Flax seed oil and Safflower oil: This combination is formulated to provide a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs which is often recommended to maintain a healthy balance of EFAs.
  • Flax seed oil and Borage (Starflower) seed oil: This blend will provide the daily requirement of both Omega 3 EFAs and Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). New Zealand Borage seed oil contains up to 25% GLA which is almost three times that of Evening Primrose.