Camelina of Sweden produces 100 per cent organic oil and dry-roasted seeds from the flowering plant Camelina sativa, a member of the Brassicaceae family, known in English as camelina, gold of pleasure, false flax or, occasionally, wild flax. The plant is native to Europe and some Central Asian areas, cultivated as an oilseed crop.
The benefits of Camelina are many. It has a very high amount of Omega-3 and vitamin E, which makes the plant especially enduring. The oil is a popular ingredient in paleo cooking and vegan dishes, and can be heated to 245 degrees Celsius without losing its health benefits. It is also more resistant to rancidity than most other oils. “It is a superfood that tastes good,” says Ranch. “Camelina has a wonderful, nutty flavour that works really well in food and can replace all oils, and also be used in skin care. So many of the health foods on the market do not taste good, but camelina does. You don’t have to force yourself to eat it or cook with it. Many of our customers who have started to use Camelina describe themselves as converts and don’t go back to using the oils they used to buy.”
It might be new on the modern market, but Camelina has been around for a long time. “We can trace the use of Camelina back as far as the Bronze Age,” says Ranch. Camelina sativa originally came from Eastern Europe and Asia and was spread as people started to cultivate it for the oil-rich seeds. During the Bronze Age, it came as a cultivated plant to southern and central Scandinavia and Finland. People used Camelina as a medicine to treat wounds, burns and infections, but demand for Camelina greatly reduced in the Industrial Age, and by 1929, the production in Sweden had completely stopped.
Both oil and seeds are loaded with important nutrients and have a wonderful flavour, making them suitable for cooking and in various foods like salads and sauces. Thanks to its moisturising properties and high concentration of vitamin E, an antioxidant, camelina is well-suited for use in everything from skin and hair care to nutritious animal feed.
New in! Our 2021 crop of Organic Black Badger Carlin Peas is now available, grown by Mark Lea at Green Acres Farm in Shropshire.
Camelina Seeds are high in protein, a good source of Omega 3 oils and rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E
Camelina, also known as Gold of Pleasure, has been grown in England for thousands of years for its tasty seeds and oil. Sprinkle on salads, use in baking, add to smoothies, or use as a vegan egg replacement.
With their firm texture and delicious nutty flavour, Carlin Peas make an excellent British substitute for chickpeas.
Our Black Badgers are a classic brown Carlin Pea, also know as Black or Grey Peas and popularly served as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and eaten with vinegar and salt.
Soak 1 tablespoon of seeds in 3 tablespoons of warm water for 30 minutes to replace one egg in vegan baking.
One of Britain’s best-kept secrets, Carlin Peas are a much-loved traditional food in the North of England and make a great alternative to chickpeas, with excellent flavour and texture.
Richo Cech – April 7, 2021
Camelina is food-grade and can be freely consumed.
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(Gold of Pleasure, Wild Flax, German Sesame, Siberian Oilseed) native to Northern Europe. An ancient oilseed crop, loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E. The oil is a delicious raw condiment, and is a stabile and tasty cooking oil. The seeds themselves are excellent for feeding to poultry, giving exceptional egg production. Other stock can benefit from the feed value of this seed, as well. Also used for producing biodiesel. The plant is hardy to the temperate north and gives high yields of clean burning fuel. The plant has been used by humans for at least 4,000 years (remains in Switzerland date it to the Neolithic). Prepare a weed-free seedbed in spring. Sprinkle the seed on the surface of the bed and press in. Keep evenly moist until germination. Harvest when the seed is fully mature and hard. Camelina gives fast turnaround and high yield per input. The photo is of our recent germ test of this seed.
Diana – February 13, 2020