Camelina oil possesses a very delicate and extraordinarily fine aroma, which is slightly spicy and has the scent of freshly-mown dandelions and is of a bright green colour. In taste, it is somewhat reminiscent of peas and asparagus and has a mild, full and rounded taste - a taste that can only be found in outstanding cold-pressed oils.
These culinary benefits were the reason why French gourmets raved about a “Sesame d’Allemange” when indulging in camelina oil, while the English believed they had discovered a “Gold of pleasure”. Edible oils are an important part of our diet.
In recent decades, mainly refined plant oils, often of unknown origin, have been used in Europe’s kitchens. These generally lack odour and taste and their health properties are questionable. However, in recent years cold-pressed edible oils, including camelina oil are gaining importance.