The Camelina sativa belongs to the family of the “Brassicaceae”. The flower is also known as Gold of Pleasure. Its history goes back to the iron age where it was commonly used as an oil-supplying plant. Although widely grown up to the 1940’s commercial production ceased with the introduction of oilseed rape.
Increasing awareness of the value of oils with a low content of saturated fat and a high proportion of Omega 3 fatty acids has seen a steady rise in the commercial growing of camelina sativa along with other oilseed plants such as flax seed.
Omega 3 is known to be lacking in the western diet and is strongly recommended as a nutritional supplement. Cold-pressed and filtered Camelina Oil has an excellent nutritional value and is rich in Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s). The major components being Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) approx 35%, Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) approx 19% and Oleic and Icosenoic Acids (Omega 9) approx 28% in total. These fatty acids are known to reduce cholesterol, and are good for heart and cardiovascular health.
Interest in Camelina oil has grown recently from the soap and cosmetic industries probably due to the high EFA content. EFA’s have a clear effect on skin and act as “anti-ageing” agents by enhancing the barrier function of the epidermis, reducing the trans-epidermal water loss and improving elasticity of the skin. It can also be used as an emollient to soften skin.
The oil contains a high content of natural tocopherols which gives the oil good stability and shelf life.
Fish and Chip lovers across the UK will be coming together again on Friday 1 June 2018 to once again celebrate the nation’s favourite dish and NEODA are proud to be organising this special day again. Following the phenomenal success of the event last year, National Fish & Chip Day 2018 will see people throughout the country celebrating their love of the this iconic meal from fish & chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients used to create it. We want to help Fish & Chip shops across the UK benefit from this awareness day and can offer advice on decorating your shops, running special promotions and competitions and generally creating a huge buzz about fish and chips. Keep an eye on this website for further information.
NEODA offers huge congratulations to the winner of the National Independent Fish and Chip Shop of the Year for 2018 - Millers Fish and Chips, Haxby. Congratulations also to 2nd placed Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln and 3rd placed Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth.