Origin

The Value of Camellia Oil

AGE6000 extra virgin camellia oil is cold pressed from camellia seeds, pure green edible oil.  Our camellia oil is free of erucic acid, cholesterol, aflatoxin and other additives.  Camellia oil’s unsaturated fatty acid is over 90%, and  the monounsaturated oleic acid may comprise up to 80% of the fatty acids, being the top among most other cooking oils.  Moreover, camellia oil is rich in omega 3-6-9, its proportion of linoleic acid and linolenic acid is consistent with Omega Diet’s international standard ratio of 1:4-6.  Camellia oil also contains protein and vitamins A, B, D and E etc.  The oil contains twice the usual amount of vitamin E in olive oil.   The smoking point of camellia oil can reach 252°C; less smoke will be generated during cooking, it is suitable for pan fry, stir fry, deep fry, salad dressing and marinating etc.

Zinc being honored as the ‘Flower of Life’ by medical scientists and nutritionists is also found in camellia oil, its content is 10 times more than that in soybean oil.  Continuous consumption of camellia oil may help anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, preventing cardiovascular disease, strengthening the bones, anti-aging and obtain many other health benefit results.

Moreover, camellia oil is also known as ‘postpartum oil’ because of its special health benefits to pregnant women.  Camellia oil is rich in DHA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid that help the brain development of infant baby; the oil can also help increasing breast milk, ensuring baby could absorb all necessary nutrition.  Camellia oil is an indispensable tonic food for pregnant mommies.

Preciousness of Camellia Oil

Camellia oil is also known as ‘5-season plant’ for its long growth cycle which take a whole year to grow from flower to seed, each seed is very precious.  To avoid the loss of the natural essence, the seeds are cold pressed into AGE6000 camellia oil, without destroying the linoleic acid, vitamin E and other nutrient contents.  Moreover, we refuse using any chemical or additive to produce pure camellia oil.  To ensure the absolute quality of camellia oil, we promise to produce only extra virgin camellia oil even though 2.5kg camellia seed could only extract as little as 500ml oil.  Each drop of camellia oil is therefore valuable and precious.

The Story of Camellia Oil

As early in two thousand three hundred years ago, the 3rd century B.C. camellia oil is recorded as edible oil in the Southern China in ‘The Classic of Mountains and Seas’.  ‘The Compendium of Materia Medic’ written by Li Shizhen recorded the characteristics and usage of camellia oil – it is benefit to the liver, stomach and eyes; and is effective in body detox and expels insects.  Historically, camellia oil can only been consumed by the royals and having camellia oil was a status symbol.  Nowadays, camellia oil is still a delicacy and a precious food in the villages and families in the Lingnan region.

Today, AGE6000 factory is equipped with modern imported technology, producing the purest camellia oil with maximum nutrition essence from the nature.

AGE6000 extra virgin camellia oil extracted from wild camellia seed grown in Lingnan high mountain region, hand harvested, cold pressed, through 36 cautious production steps to ensure the oil is nutritious, preserve the original taste, only the high quality production could meet the  expectations of high-end market consumers.