Winston-Salem, NC—Nature's Crops Internationalhas announced that their Ahiflower oil has been approved for use in foods in Canada by The Health Canada Food Directorate. Specifically, the Directorate determined that the use of Ahiflower oil is safe as an ingredient for use in foods and beverages at a level providing up to 375 mg stearidonic acid (or 2 grams Ahilflower oil) per serving of food, according to a company press release.

“Nature's Crops is delighted for Ahiflower oil, which is produced in Prince Edward Island at our dedicated refinery, to now be available in foods and beverage products widely in Canada," said Greg Cumberford, VP Science & Regulatory, in the release. "Ahiflower oil provides a unique balance of omega fatty acids and its clean taste and aroma make it ideal for brands seeking to improve omega-3 levels from a regenerative plant-based source.”

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A source of omega-3 stearidonic acid and omega-6 gamma linolenic acid in a dietary oil, Ahiflower oil can be incorporated into foods including dairy and dairy analog beverages, vegetable and fruit juices, oils and dressings, sauces, baked goods, snack foods, soups, and soft candy.