ORGANIC OIL

What is Organic Oil?

It is an oil produced from organically grown plants that are not treated with synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is produced using environmentally friendly methods that are sustainable for both consumers and the environment. Organic oil is rich in nutrients and is often used for culinary, cosmetic and medicinal purposes.

Fun Fact About Organic Oil

Did you know that producing organic oil promotes biodiversity? By avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals, organic farmers are creating a healthier ecosystem that supports a wide range of plant and animal species. This contributes to a sustainable and balanced environment.

Production Steps

The production of organic oil involves several steps to ensure its purity and quality. Typically, these steps include:

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Organic agriculture

The oil is produced using organically grown crops, using organic farming methods such as crop rotation, composting and natural pest control techniques.

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Harvesting

The plants are carefully harvested when they reach their peak maturity to ensure maximum nutrient content.

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Extraction

The oil is extracted by mechanical means: cold-pressing or by experimental methods without chemical solvents.

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Filtering

The extracted oil is filtered to remove any impurities or sediments and ensure a clean, pure end product.

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Packaging

The organic oil is packaged in eco-friendly containers and prepared for consumers.

Benefits for consumers

Benefits of using organic oil:

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Healthier choice

Organic oil is produced without harmful chemicals, pesticides and GMOs, making it a healthier option for consumption.

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Nutrient content

It retains more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than conventionally produced oil, so it contains more nutrients.

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Environmental effects

By relying on organic oil production, consumers contribute to sustainable farming and reduce their ecological footprint.

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Excellent taste and aroma

Organic oil is renowned for its excellent taste and aroma, giving it a distinctive culinary character.

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Skin and hair care

Organic oils such as olive oil and coconut oil are widely used in natural skincare and haircare products for their moisturising and nourishing properties.

Quality of Organic Oil Produced in the EU:

The European Union (EU) has set strict standards and regulatory measures for organic farming and production. Organic oil produced within the EU is carefully monitored and certified to ensure authenticity and quality. These standards cover various aspects including cultivation, harvesting, processing and labelling. When you choose an organic oil produced in the EU, you can be sure that it meets the strictest quality standards.

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For guidelines on a balanced, healthy diet, visit the website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.

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