Family Owned & Operated Oil Mill
Why Choose Ostro Organics Oil Mill?
Extra Cold Pressed
Our Oils are extra cold-pressed using a specially designed, low pressure screw press to extract the oils with as little heat as possible. The less pressure and heat we use the lower the oil yield but the higher the oil quality.
Fresh Weekly Pressing
Ostro Organics Cold Pressed Oils meet the highest standards in quality. When consuming oils for their Omega 3 or 6 we recommend to do so within six months of purchasing. Unprocessed foods will deteriorate over time. The nutritional count in the oil will deteriorate over time. Therefore consume fresh and store refrigerated.
Vegetarian & Vegan
Ostro Organics products do not contain any meat or any animal-derived ingredients. These cold-pressed oils and vegan nut and seed butters pair well with an array of dishes. Our recipes are directed to a large range of diets and those with various food allergies and intolerance. Any food restrictions can be easily accommodated.
Gluten Free & Dairy Free Facility
Ostro Organics is operating a gluten free and dairy free facility. Focusing on minimizing risk of contamination and cross contamination of allergens such as tree nuts and sesame.
Peanut Free Facility
Ostro Organics operates a peanut free facility. We do not sublease or share any storage space or parts of our production facility. Furthermore focusing in reducing risk of contamination and cross contamination. Ostro Organics offers various nut oils and nut products, pressed on separate days and separate equipment.
Our raw nuts and seeds are of highest snacking quality and untreated, unpasteurized and not bleached. In fact, our seeds are sourced, stored and air dried respectfully to keep the seeds ability to germinate intact. Regular germination tests are being conducted before the raw seeds are being pressed. These germination tests can tell a lot about the quality and age of seeds.
When seeds germinate, they grow sprouts, so sprouting and germinating are the same thing. However we do not sprout our seeds before pressing as this would diminish the oil quality.
Not Filtered & Unrefined
Our extra cold-pressed oils are crafted with the utmost care and precision. Any unnecessary processing steps like mechanical filtration are avoided. Instead we let the oil settle naturally thru gravity in our stainless steel barrels resulting in the oil sludge settling on the bottom of the barrel. Then the pure oil can carefully be decanted into the various bottles.
Our fresh oils are typically consumed within six month of purchasing and are not meant for deep-frying. As such, our extra cold-pressed oils are not being refined or chemically treated.
Our fresh, extra cold-pressed oils maintain their naturally occurring flavours, scents and colors. Unlike roasted oils, our pure oils do not have strong roasting or burning aromas.
Ostro Organics fast expanding line of flavoured oils offers a range of strong, potent flavours useful in every kitchen.
For inspiration and best pairing suggestions visit our recipe section online.
Easy to Use
Are you are new to cooking with cold-pressed oils? We have plenty of creative and inspirational recipe ideas for you to chose from. Create a simple and delicious meal using our fresh oils and vegan butters. Foodies, we encourage you to get your game on!
Sustainable & Organic
Ostro Organics Inc. is a certified organic oil mill in Victoria B.C. Canada. We focus on sourcing sustainably grown and harvested raw nuts and seeds that are certified organic meeting Canadian and USA Organic standards.
The Organic Standard controls and restricts the use of specific chemicals and toxins that are widely used in the food growing and food processing and sector.
Our facility as well as our farmers and growers are certified organic. Always!
Ostro Organics extra cold-pressed raw oils and vegan butters are shipped direct. Once we received your order we try to ship within three to five days. We will notify you as soon as your order has shipped. We work hard to get the order to you as fast and as economically as possible.
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Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits
Pumpkin Seed Oil Uses
Look when the oil was pressed. In doubt, contact the oil mill and ask. If the oil-mill is not listed on the label, be cautions and look for an alternative.
Filtration systems have advanced so much, that most of the trace elements are removed of the oils. This processing step makes oils last much longer and increases the heat point, big looser in this process are the nutrients. Therefore put emphasis on finding cold-pressed oils that are not mechanically filtered and unrefined!
Buy Unrefined as as little processed cold-pressed oils as possible. The more processed the oils are, the less nutrients are naturally left in the oil.
Most Pumpkin Seed Oils, although cold-pressed, are first roasted, toasted and boiled. This relieves a dark green color and nutty flavour. Great for culinary uses, not so great when looking at the nutritional profile. Cold-Pressed and raw oils contain more of the nutrients.
Certified Organic is important in foods that you consume with your health in mind. Many cleaning detergents that are used in conventional processing facilities are banned in the organic processing environment. Also, organic farming when done right is also a more sustainable way of agriculture ensuring the fertility of land for future generations.
Look for an oil mill in your neighborhood. Support the family-owned oil-mills that are left. Ostro Organics Oil-Mill is located in Victoria B.C. Canada and we love to supply you with the highest quality, certified organic oils. If we find an oil mill in your area that produces similar high quality cold-pressed oils, we will let you know!