Specifications & References


Ahiflower Oil® is the richest combined effective omega-3+6 fatty acid source from a single non-GMO plant. Ahiflower Oil meets or exceeds all FDA requirements and EU specifications for purity in dietary vegetable oils. Manufacturers seeking to formulate commercial products with Ahiflower Oil may obtain a more detailed specifications sheet after being qualified by Nature’s Crops as an Ahiflower customer.

Ahiflower Seed Oil Specification Sheet


The following literature references provide substantiation of emerging clinical science on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acid consumption in foods and dietary supplements.

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