Ostro Organics presses fresh, certified organic borage seed oil. Our borage seeds are always guaranteed from Canadian farmers. Furthermore, all our seeds are germinable.
We conduct regular germination tests, showing us weather the seeds are fresh, have been properly stored, dried and handled.
As Ostro Organics focuses on high quality culinary oils, highest quality ingredients are on top of our mind. Always!
Cold Pressing Technique
At Ostro Organics we use a modern low-pressure screw press to extract the oil from various nuts and seeds. Focusing on low pressure in addition to low heat extraction. Higher heat means higher yield but also more alteration when it comes to its molecular structure. At Ostro Organics we press every oil at s different heat point. Ranging from 9° to 29° degrees Celsius.
Ostro Organics presses oils under very low pressure and minimal temperatures. Currently ranging between 9° and 29° Celsius. Resulting in low yield oil extraction, obtaining a yield of roughly 55% depending on the variety of nut and seed.
Higher yields can easily be reached by applying industry standards including: More pressure, heat, solvents in addition to adding other agents to the extraction process.
Overall, when consuming Ostro Organics cold pressed oils in this pure, fresh, natural and real form, you will NOT be consuming hydrogenated fats or trans fatty acids.
Ingredients Borage Seed Oil
Cold pressed, raw, certified organic borage seeds. An excellent culinary and skin oil.
Certified Organic Oil quality
- Extra Cold Pressed
- Pure and Fresh
- Raw and Unrefined
- Not mechanically filtered
- Certified Organic by PACS 16-661
- Free of Trans-Fats
- Vegan and Gluten Free
Ostro Organics is certified organic by the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) Certification Number 16-661
Non Genetically Modified Organisms
Ostro Organics uses no GMO’s. This is also verified by the Organic Certification Body PACS. For more details visit PACS online. Click here
Using Cold Pressed Oil
- marinades and dressings
- smoothies and cold beverages
- spreads and pesto’s
- finishing oil
- dipping and garnish
Borage Seed Oil is a delicious salad oil which is healthy too. Coupled with citrus this oil really comes out as a smoothie king and salad queen. Equally popular as milk thistle seed oil, add it on vegetables, fish, meats, pasta, cheese, soups or sandwiches as it adds an extra layer of nutrients.
Find out more about benefits and creative inspiration on how else you can use Ostro Organics Oils on our food blog. Frequently updated.
Ostro Recipes Section offers frequently updated ideas and inspiration on how to best use Ostro Organics cold pressed culinary oils.
Ostro Organics Oils are pressed fresh, in small batches in Victoria B.C. Canada
The origin of various crops is subject to change. In addition to farmers crop rotation, harvest short falls, cost of shipping and not to mention world demand. When sourcing our borage seeds we always look for Canadian growers. No exceptions. Therefore we often run out of borage seeds, ergo we are not able to provide this unique oil all the time. most certified organic borage farmers that we deal with, have retired over the past couple of years. And we are always looking for new local suppliers of organic borage seeds as well as other organic seeds and nuts.
- The raw oil is being pressed in small batches.
- After pressing the oil sludge settles at the bottom of the oil barrel.
- The fresh oil is then carefully being decanted and bottled.
- Followed by capping and proper labelling.
Refrigerate after receiving and opening.
When storing outside the fridge, keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources!