Ahiflower® Oil is the culmination of over 12 years of effort by Nature’s Crops to bring forward a plant-based dietary oil that can meaningfully provide a vegan, non-GMO solution to the long-range dilemma posed by marine and algal omega-3 sources. As the world’s fisheries are depleted in an ever-accelerating cycle to serve human and aquaculture nutrition, experts agree that diversifying omega-3 sources to include plant, algal, and microbial solutions is an important strategy. However, algal and microbial (e.g., fungal and bacterial) solutions remain costly and difficult to scale up to meet rapidly expanding needs, especially in nations with very high populations but low current daily omega-3 intakes.
Ahiflower Oil is farmed in an environmentally-sensitive manner that improves the biodiversity of conventional crop rotations and forms a basis for improved economic returns to growers, thus bolstering farmland conservation initiatives centered on specialty crops. Ahiflower (the crop) is inherently sustainable and can be grown in both hemispheres in temperate, colder climates.
Each master batch of Ahiflower Oil retains a Crop Assured 365® certificate that provides for its traceability back to the originating farms on which the seed was grown. This certificate also assures the identity and purity of each finished batch. Manufacturers seeking Ahiflower Oil can receive corresponding non-GMO, non-allergen, Kosher, and Halal certification for Ahiflower Oil upon request.