What’s great about Realhemp™ Naturally Refined Hempseed Oil?
- NO BHT and BHA ADDITIVES
- NO HEXANE SOLVENTS
- NON SOY
Our process we offer for Refining Hempseed oil using only a natural process approach:
Refined is usually referred to as “RBD oils.” RBD stands for: refined, bleached, deodorized. The “bleaching” is generally not a chemical process, but rather a filter process to remove impurities. A process with “bleaching clay” is used for this filtering; we use food-grade bentonite clay or fuller’s earth. Steam is used to deodorize the oil. So the resulting product has a very bland taste, with little or no odor. The RBD refining process does nothing to alter the fatty acid profile of hemp oil, so all the medium chain fatty acids are kept intact.
Refined: Some oils undergo a refinement process in order to remove impurities, improve the color or texture, or stabilize the shelf life of the oil. The oil is reacted with a weak base solution to saponify the free fatty acids into soap. The oil is then centrifuged and washed with water until the pure oil remains. The oil may also be degummed to remove the sticky phospholipids, color pigments and odor lending portions.
Bleached: Some lipids are bleached in order to improve the color and clarity of the oil. Bleaching is done by passing the oil through fuller’s earth or clay and then filtering the oil.
Deodorized: Some lipids undergo a deodorization process in order to remove compounds that lend an unappealing or overpowering aroma to the oil. This process is made more effective by heating the oil to high temperatures and performing this process under a vacuum to help remove all of the volatile odorous substances. Due to the high temperatures used, deodorization may be the most damaging process of refinement.
RBD Uses: food use, cosmetics, soaps, hair/body care, industrial paints, acrylics. The oil appearance colour is lighter almost no colour, and its viscosity is not as thick as the cold pressed oil.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.