The Amazing Cranberry Seed Oil
Cold Pressed American Cranberry Seed Oil is a quite stable oil having a shelf-life of 2 years, and is one of the few oils that contain high amounts of the beneficial Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Hemp Seed Oil is another highly beneficial oil, but it has to be shipped from outside the United States. Flaxseed oil is another choice but it oxidizes and goes rancid extremely quickly, plus it doesn't taste the greatest. Then there is my most favored oil, chia seed oil, which is about 60% omega-3 fatty acids, and has the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids; 3:1 (3 parts omega-3 to 1 part omega-6). Chia seed oil can withstand high-temperature cooking and tastes great, but good luck finding it (for now).
Note that Hemp Seed Oil has from 19 - 25% omega-3 fatty acids, 43 - 62% omega-6 fatty acids, and about 7 - 9% omega-9 fatty acids. Flax Seed Oil has about 28% Omega-3 fatty acids and 7% omega-6 fatty acids. See +www.mountainroseherbs.com
We tend to get too much omega-6 fatty acids in our diet and not nearly enough omega-3 fatty acids. Using cranberry seed oil is a great way to change that for the better. You can mix the cranberry seed oil with coconut oil or olive oil to improve the benefits of these oils, plus cut down on the cost of using cranberry seed oil alone. I have plans to create more healthy oil blends for food and cosmetic use. I'll let you know how it goes...
Some Benefits of Cold Pressed American Cranberry Seed Oil:
Very high in antioxidants, containing the highest tocotrienol (Vitamin E) level of all the edible oils.
Cranberry seed oil is one of the only oils with balanced high levels of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.
Cranberry seed oil has a 1:1 ratio of omega-3:omega-6 fatty acids (35% omega-3 and 35% omega-6).
So there you go.
To your health,
P.S. Here is a short article about what oils are safe to cook with and why. Most oils I never cook with, I just use them raw.