- Check the label to make sure the oil is cold pressed, unrefined and GMO-free.
- Look for organic flaxseed oil because non-organic ones can sometimes carry trace amounts of pesticides and herbicides.
- A reputable manufacturer will measure the amount of ALA contained in their flaxseed oil, so make sure the one chosen has this displayed on the label. At least 52% ALA is recommended.
- Look for oil in opaque packaging to reduce oxidation.
Note that flaxseed oil should always be taken with food. It can be used in salads dressing, poured over cereals or mixed in yoghurt or smoothies. However, flaxseed oil is not suitable as a cooking oil.