Other Nutritional Components
Flax oil has slightly more calories than hemp oil. Hemp oil and flax oil both provide tocopherols, or vitamin E complex compounds, although hemp oil provides significantly more and provides carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, as well. Hemp oil also provides trace minerals while flax oil has no mineral content.
Flax oil does not have a particularly palatable flavor and therefore does not appear in many recipes, whereas the nutty, full-bodied flavor of hemp oil lends to many tasty culinary creations, including soups, sauces and salad dressings. Flax oil is best taken in supplement form while hemp oil can be incorporated easily into one’s diet. However, you should never fry with hemp oil. Both hemp oil and flax oil need to be stored in a refrigerator and should not be heated about 300 degrees F. While both oils should be consumed quickly, flax oil degrades much faster than hemp oil, going rancid much quicker, even under refrigeration.