Amaranth Seed oil
Amaranth oil is extracted from the seeds of two species of Amaranth which is a highly nutritious seed rich in essential vitamins and minerals. The Amaranth seed oil has a light to medium clear colored liquid that is the source for numerous health benefits. Amaranth Seed Oil is valued for its ability to stabilize temperatures in processing/manufacturing/and more at both high and low which is why the oil is pourable at low/cold temperatures meaning it does not freeze or thicken up. Amaranth Seed Oil has a wide variety of commercial uses as well as its bountiful uses in the food industry because the oil is so rich in fatty acids, and other acids such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid.
Commercial Uses of Amaranth Seed Oil
- Used to repair dry, tired, and damaged skin
- Adds back lost moisture that comes with ageing
- High in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids used to restore skin
- Absorbs quickly and deeply penetrates skin
- Provides intense hydration
- Highly nutritional seed that contains essential vitamins, lysine, and squalene
- Excellent for hair growth
- Prevents premature greying of the hair
- Promotes softness and helps hair retain moisture
- Lysine promotes stronger hair and better growth from the scalp
Amaranth Seed Oil is used in many other commercial uses such as lubricants, aromatics, surface agents, and pharmaceuticals. It is also often used to benefit gut health, has many antioxidants, and is vitamin-rich.
Amaranth Seed Oil Process
There are multiple techniques for processing Amaranth Seed Oil, those being Expeller Pressing, Supercritical CO2, and Organic Solvent Extraction. Supercritical CO2 is the most popular form of extraction for Amaranth Seed Oil because the extracts are solvent-free meaning no purification of the Amaranth Seed Oil is needed. Whichever technique is used the process is relatively the same. The raw plant, Amaranth, is taken and stripped of the seeds.
Whichever extraction method is used the main goal remains the same of processing and breaking down the Amaranth seeds and collecting all the nutritious benefits in the Amaranth Seed such as vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. The leftover material is then turned into an oil substance usually through heat. In the organic solvent extraction method, the oil will have to be purified and processed to remove any harmful chemicals that may be present in the final product of Amaranth Seed Oil.
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