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Flora Standards & Testing: Oils and Rancidity

September 19, 2016

It’s been said that everything is potentially toxic and only the dose and level of exposure are the determining factors. Oxygen is no exception. The amounts we normally breathe are life sustaining. When it comes to food though, oxygen is what is at least partially responsible for it spoiling and losing its nutritional value, leading to rancidity. When it comes to fresh pressed poly and monounsaturated oils, oxygen is the main cause of rancidity. Oxygen creates free radicals in the…

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