Q.

How are your camelina seeds processed?

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Here’s our organic camelina seeds’ path from field to packaging:

The seeds are harvested from the field using a combine harvester, which loads them into a truck for transit to a certified seed cleaning facility.  At this facility they’re run through a screen mill and a gravity deck to separate out impurities (bits of straw, hulls, etc).  This is known in the industry as “seed conditioning”.  From here they move via grain elevator to a hopper that packs them into 50-pound grain bags.

For the consumer-sized 1lb packs that we sell on the website, those 50lb bags are sent to a certified packaging facility which puts them in 1lb cellophane bags for distribution.

– Question Submitted by Daniel




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4 Responses to “How are your camelina seeds processed?”

  1. 1
    Liz says:

    What type of leaves does the plant have? Are they taste? Do they also carry the Omega-3?

  2. 2
    Matthew says:

    Hi Liz,

    Unfortunately I have been unable to find any reference to the flavor or omega content of camelina leaves (or even any discussion of whether they are edible at all). I’ve never heard of them being used as human food.

    However, I did find two documents that can tell you a great deal more about the plant, its seeds, and the shape/configuration of its leaves that you might find interesting:

    USDA NRCS Plant Guide: Camelina Sativa
    Oregon State University article on Camelina Sativa

    Matthew
    Marx Foods

  3. 3
    Gloria says:

    Can I grow these seeds?

  4. 4
    Matthew says:

    Hi Gloria,

    Our understanding is that these seeds haven’t been processed in a way that would prevent them from growing. However, we sell them for culinary use/consumption. We haven’t done any tests and can’t make any guarantees of their viability.

    Matthew
    Marxfoods.com