Cold Pressing Flax
'Cold Pressing’ is the term given to the process of mechanically separating oil from the seed by application of pressure only, without the addition of heat or chemicals. This method retains the natural structure of the oil, with all the inherent characteristics of the seed.
Stoney Creek takes great pride in its unique cold-press methodology and final presentation of its Flaxseed products to you, the consumer. Only the finest available seeds are selected from Australian certified organic growers.
- Flaxseeds are air-cleaned to remove any unwanted matter prior to cold-pressing.
- Screw-type expellers extract the oil from the flaxseeds at a temperature less than 40°C in a light and oxygen-free environment.
- Flaxseed Oil is filtered through cloth filters to remove any seed particles, then packed into light-proof, nitrogen-capped metal cans to prevent oxidisation. Cans are stored in a refrigerated cool-room until dispatch.
- Flaxseed Meal is the broken seed solids that remain from the cold-pressing process. This is milled to the desired grade prior to packing in food-lined cans and bags, and simply stored in a cool, dry place.