GOOD Hemp Oil: Review and Giveaway

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We all know that olive oil is a healthier alternative to vegetable or sunflower oil.  With this in mind, I do tend to use extra virgin olive oil in my cooking even though  it is more expensive. I love to cook, and I’m always on the look out for new ingredients to try so when I received some GOOD Hemp oil to try, I decided to put it to the test.

For two weeks I used GOOD Hemp Oil instead of olive oil, as recommended on the bottle. I used it to oil my pan when frying, I added it to dressings and I even used it in baking, and I really couldn’t taste the difference.

The only time I used hemp oil and had to adjust my method, was when I added a drop to a pan of rice (I usually add a drop of olive oil to stop the rice sticking) and the two just clashed in taste. There was no loss though, I added two vegetable stock cubes and carried on – the rice was lovely.

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GOOD is a british brand, and I’m all for that! My husband and children haven’t commented once that any of the food tastes different, so I will continue to use GOOD hemp oil because it contains half the saturated fat and 25 times more Omega 3 than olive oil. What’s not to like about being healthier?!

The other product we tried from GOOD was their hemp seed. We tried the italian herbs version and they’re really versatile! I added them to a spaghetti bolognese which gave a really warm, deep flavour to the dish. My husband, however, preferred just to snack on them from the tub!

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To be in with a chance to try these for yourself all you need to do is enter the competition I’m running in association with GOOD. Not only will you receive a bottle of oil and the italian herbs seeds, you’ll also get the other three seed flavours too!

It’s an easy rafflecopter entry and there are plenty of ways to win.

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118 comments

  1. I’d use hemp seeds in a lovely fruity smoothie, theyre amazing in smoothies and really give you a boost in the morning.

  2. I’d put them in my porridge for a protein boost, would make a lovely change from my usual fish for breakfast! I work out a lot so follow a high protein diet.

  3. my son is training and eats a extremly healthy diet he would claim this for sure to fry his chicken to eat with rice and ill also add it to fish dishes and the italian herbs sound scrummy as they are i love tomato based sauces so they would fit perfectly in there

  4. We love trying new foodie ingredients, so this prize would be very welcome in this house.
    I’d add the oil to salads.

  5. I would use the seeds probably in salads and stir-frys. They’d also be a great snack before going to the gym or out for a run to give me a little more energy. The oil would also be good to make healthier salad dressings and as a replacement for cooking oil.

  6. I make a lot of oriental dishes using sesame oil, but I think I’d like to try this instead, to see how it changes the flavour in my cooking.

  7. I’m not quite sure…I think I’d use the seeds in my homemade savoury breakfast bars and they’d probably be really good on top of a yummy chicken salad.
    I really like the spaghetti bolognese idea too!
    I imagine though that the oil would completely replace my use of olive oil…half the saturated fat and 25 times more Omega 3 than olive oil is astounding! 🙂

  8. I think the Italian herb seeds would be great in a salad with a bit of an Italian theme: lots of rocket, olives, basil, mozzarella, vine tomatoes and a drizzle of dressing made from hemp oil and balsamic vinegar. I’m tired of winter food now and just want light, fresh food!

  9. I’ve love to try the seeds in the crumble of my apple and rhubarb crumble – would make me feel less guilty about eating it if it had healthy seeds in it! 😀

  10. I’d use the oil as a replacement for olive oil in cooking and salads. I’d love to try the seeds on my porridge – they sound delicious!

  11. I am a college student on the go, so I’d carry both the oil and the seeds in my backpack all day, because I usually eat between classes and don’t have time to make it back to my room before dinner. First thing I’d try this oil on would be the salad bar at the university cafeteria 🙂 I am excited to spice up my usual rotation of olive oil/ vinegar combination because I don’t eat any of the other dressings they have there due to allergies. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  12. I would use the oil in bread making instead of olive oil and I would try the seeds in lasagne. They sound very interesting!

  13. I love it with spelt dishes, spelt cooked in veg stock, spinach, tomato, cucumber, spring onions, peppers.. drizzled with oil and add seeds

  14. I would sprinkle the seeds on soup, yoghurt and cereals. A good crunch compliment.

    I would use the oil for stir-frying and stirring through salad

  15. I’d use the oil for cooking my vegetarian dishes, they can be bland sometimes so the oil would make them taste better 🙂

  16. I’d make a tomato, mozarella and basil salad, with a dressing and seeds sprinkled on top, served with chicken breasts wrapped in pancetta and some home made ciabatta.

  17. Im on a plant based diet due to health problems. Its opened up a whole new world of tastes and recipes and presented me with a few challenges along the way. Id use hemp oil and the seeds in my salads and also added to homemade nut cutlets.

  18. I would use the oil to fry chicken and vegatables in a stir fry, or the mince and onion in a spaghetti bolognese! Also the herbs would taste great with chicken and a spanish tomato sauce.

  19. I have to be very honest and say that I am not sure how I would use it, it’s not a product that I have seen before but I would give it a try!!!

  20. think I’d make a salad dressing. 3:1 ration hemp oil to olive oil, fresh lemon juice, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, minced garlic and a touch of good quality balsamic. Would use this on salads and as a marinade for fish or shellfish.

  21. I would use the seeds in savoury muffins, add to bread (love seeded bread!) I have used the oil before, in dressings and for frying

  22. I would use it to sprinkle on my super whole food feta salad made from spinach, feta, quinoa and cucumber with a dash of mint as well.

  23. I’d pan-fry pork chops in the hemp oil with onions, peppers and garlic, then season with hemp seeds & thyme

  24. i like to make batches of my pizza sauce & freeze some, great making pizzas with the children & using my recipe means i know what they are eating. the italian herbs would be perfect for this 🙂

  25. I’d love to use it in my yummy stuffed vine leaves recipe, I think the nutty flavour would be lovely with them! 🙂 x

  26. I’ve been following the 5:2 diet and struggling to keep motivated! I would love to try the seeds as i think they would perk up the flavour of my low-cal creations!

  27. I think hemp oil would be infinitely preferable to olive oil as it wouldn’t be as heavy. Altho olive oil tastes good I think hemp oil would taste better as it is a lot less heavy. I would mainly use it in stir fry if cooking and I would use it as a base for non cooked foods using things like tuna

  28. Now I’m not called chocolateone for nothing 🙂 I’d use hemp seeds and dried canberries on top of good quality melted chocolate, make it nice and thin… gorgeous.

  29. Would take the oil as a supplement instead of my cod liver oil tablets and probably use the seeds in salads, stir frys or in recipes for muffins or bread. I believe the oil has a nutty taste, so would be pleasant to take and good for you.

  30. I’d like to try it in a salad dressing, I have possibly every other kind of oil you can imagine in the cupboard already. This must be the only one I’m missing…

  31. I’d use it in a prawn stir fry for me and my mum on our weekly lunch, i think the nutty flavour and the fresh prawns would work well, if i had a little left after alot of use i’d also trial it in a new mens soap i’m making 🙂

  32. I’d use them in stir-fries. I’m making my own stir-fry sauces at the minute as teaching my little girl about different flavours and trying to avoid salt.

  33. I use the Hemp seeds when baking homemade flapjacks and sprinkled over ice-cream and breakfast cereals

  34. I am just eating my mornings porridge with sliced bananas (out of the microwave jug as I am so common and I don’t want extra washing up 🙂 ) and I am thinking it needs an extra bit of texture so GOOD hemp seeds would be ideal to give it some crunch 🙂

  35. I’m still so sure I can make the perfect roast potatoes, and I’m always striving to improve them further to secure my Crown. Is this the answer?!

  36. Everything! I usually use coconut oil so trying some help oil would be great! Also- the seeds will be used in salad in a jiffy!

  37. I would use Good Hemp Oil to make Roasted Vegetables with a Honey and Mustard Dressing and sprinkle seeds on the top

  38. I am thinking a stir fry would be a good place to start and I might have to peruse their website to get some more recipe ideas

  39. Oil, I would tend to use as a dressing for salads. Whilst hemp seeds, I’d ask a friend who enjoys baking as a hobby :- to make use of them. Then we would enjoy the results of the baking, delicious!

  40. I’d love to try using it for a roast … I usually use olive oil but reckon the Good Oil hemp oil would add a lovely earthy taste to my lamb!

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