Foods Alive Organic Gourmet Golden Flax Oils


Foods Alive Golden Flax Oil

Though obviously pure and natural, it was hard for me to believe that these delicious oils (masquerading as salad dressings) actually qualify as healthy.

Far better than your basic oil, Foods Alive uses only organic cold pressed flaxseed oil for the maximum benefit of Omega-3’s.  The consistency is full-bodied and rich, offering a good dose of health and indulgence all in one neatly designed package.

As well as pure golden flax oil, Foods Alive offers four flax oil based superfood dressings including Sweet Mustard, Creamy Italian, Greek Goodness, Garlic Paprika, and Superfood Dressing.

Sweet Mustard

The mild mustard flavor is sweetened just a touch with organic agave syrup.  I enjoyed it most as a dressing for green salad topped with vegetables, chickpeas, tuna, and olives.  The Sweet Mustard Flax Oil is also amazingly good with steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

Pure Gold – Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil

No other additives or flavors required.  As Foods Alive claims, this does have a bit of a buttery flavor.  It was a nice healthy alternative for my popcorn topping, and excellent when stirred into freshly cooked rice.

Suited to almost every special diet, each flavor is free of milk, wheat/gluten, corn, soy, eggs*, peanuts*, tree nuts*, animal products, additives, and preservatives.  The price is right (about $12 per bottle) as these generously sized 16-ounce bottles go a long way.  The packaging is neat and tidy.  In fact, it is he best I have seen for a salad dressing or oil.

Foods Alive has definitely impressed me with their high quality condiments.  I will most certainly be returning to the store for more.  Since I have yet to decide on my favorite flavor, it seems I will have to continue stocking all three!

*If severe food allergies are a concern, contact Foods Alive to ensure there are no issues with cross-contamination.

  • Pros:  “Raw”; Organic; Vegan; Free of all common allergens; Versatile; Rich in Omega 3’s; Rich but mild in flavor; Good packaging
  • Cons:  Not suitable for cooking, cold use only

Recommended for:

  • Salad Dressing
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Popcorn
  • Steamed Veggies
  • Other “Raw” (uncooked) Oil Applications

Where to Buy:

  • Online – See the Foods Alive website for a list of online retailers
  • In Store – They are available in natural food grocers throughout the U.S.  See the Foods Alive website for a store locator

The Facts on Foods Alive Golden Flax Oil + Dressings

Certifications: Foods Alive Golden Flax Oil is Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Certified Organic.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients,Foods Alive Golden Flax Oil is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, raw, and paleo-friendly. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Foods Alive website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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