Frantsila Herb Farm’s agronomist and product developer, Virpi Raipala-Cormier, says that their Optimi omega oil is just that: A versatile dietary supplement containing good omega oil to complement one’s diet. Half of Optimi omega oil is FoodFarm’s organic hemp oil. Additionally, it contains flaxseed, olive, sea buckthorn, evening primrose, and wheat germ oil.

The fatty acids obtained from nutrition affect processes such as fat and sugar metabolism, as well as low-grade inflammation. Raipala-Cormier emphasizes that hemp oil is a good source of unsaturated fatty acids, with over 80 % of its fatty acids being polyunsaturated. It also contains valuable rare gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA).

“Hemp oil is good for the skin, muscles, and brain”, says Raipala-Cormier.

“Finns consume a lot of junk food. Optimi omega oil has all the omegas the body needs  – omega-3, 6, 7, and 9. Omega-3 is in an optimal ratio compared to omega-6”, Raipala-Cormier explains.

In hemp oil, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is optimal for human nutrition.

The oil from oilseed hemp is used in the product as it is. Raipala-Cormier points out that everything in Optimi omega oil is genuine cold-pressed organic oil. She uses it herself every day, for example, in salads.

Hemp oil has a mild nutty taste.

“I’m glad we found the producer of organic hemp oil. We buy hemp oil in larger quantities at a time and freeze some to preserve it”, says Virpi Raipala-Cormier.

Oilseed hemp fits perfectly into Foodin’s values.

In Foodin, which is oriented towards well-being products, the goal is to create a food culture where everyone has the opportunity to choose better every day. The range of products also includes Finnish hemp oil and hemp protein powder, both as standalone products and as part of a plant protein powder blend.

“Over the years, we have sold and used oilseed hemp in many forms. In the health sector, it has always been naturally esteemed for its nutritional profile, hypoallergenicity, and ecological significance. These fit perfectly into our values and meet consumer needs”, says Jaakko Halmetoja, Product Development and Sustainability Director at Foodin.

He says there is currently an international hemp boom, increasing the trendiness of oilseed hemp as a raw material and significantly boosting its demand. “The future of hemp products looks bright, and trade fairs around the world have been overflowing with hemp products, especially in recent years”, says Halmetoja.

Scientific research has also intensified around hemp in recent years.

“In the big picture, hemp is being discussed more than ever as a plant. In addition to functional properties, the discussion about sustainability is also increasing. Hemp is gaining attention from that perspective as well.”