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Blue Sky launches omega-rich, refined hemp seed oil
November 3, 2022 By Bakers Journal
Blue Sky Hemp Ventures will launch its refined hemp seed oil at the PLMA (Private Label) trade show in Chicago following the products’ recent Global Food Safety Initiative and Kosher accreditations.
The new, fully refined, non-GMO oil will provide a cost-effective alternative for customers looking for an on-trend, health-forward, and planet-friendly ingredient for a range of food and personal care applications, the company said in a press release.
Blue Sky, a private Canadian company specializing in hemp superfoods, cannabis extracts and sustainable industrial products, and established in 2017 in Rosetown, Sask. said the benefits of cold-pressed hemp seed oil include a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and a cocktail of vitamins and minerals.
Blue Sky’s refined hemp seed oil is designed to overcome the challenges of taste profile, low smoke point, high price point and short shelf life, maintaining 95 per cent of the health benefits of the cold-pressed oil, while colourless, odourless, with a smoke point of 97 C (205 F) and a shelf life of at least 18 months.
In addition, it is more affordable than its predecessors, making it a more accessible and appealing kitchen staple as well as for commercial applications in food.
“We see a huge opportunity for any brand looking for commercial differentiation and to truly adopt hemp, without the usual premium price tag,” said Ben Carnevale, food scientist and sales and marketing director. “We get it, hemp seed oil 1.0 had its challenges, but Blue Sky’s refined hemp seed oil changes the game.”
“Price and sustainability are both ‘key themes’ for ingredient buyers looking to reduce their end-to-end carbon footprint and price point across supply chains,” said Andrew Potter, founder and CEO. “Our process delivers a carbon-neutral ingredient that’s also cost-effective.”
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