Armorica Fermented Cod Liver Oil is produced through the carefully controlled cold lacto-fermentation of cod livers, exclusively sourced from Atlantic Cod (Gadus Morhua) caught in the pristine waters of the North Atlantic. Extracting cod liver oil through fermentation avoids the need for any heat treatment or chemicals, and preserves all the naturally occurring nutrients.
As a result, the oil is rich in a range of naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A & D, and a wide variety of other nutrients. We have added a small amount of Organic Sicilian Lemon Oil to the oil to make it more palatable and to help prevent repeating flavors of the oil. The lemon oil is pressed from organic lemons grown in Sicily and is not an artificial flavour.
A Traditional & Natural Cod Liver Oil
For thousands of years, cod liver oil was produced in Northern European countries through fermentation and was widely recognised for its exceptional health benefits. Production of cod liver oil changed dramatically in the 1900’s with the introduction of mass production machinery and a desire to produce a product quickly and cheaply. However, this was done at the expense of the quality of the oil as it removed many nutrients and altered others.
Armorica has reproduced the natural conditions for cod liver oil extraction, with only a few minor changes, such as fermentation in a completely oxygen-free environment, which prevents any oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids (and wouldn’t have been possible historically). The resulting oil is rich in all the naturally occurring nutrients that cod liver oil is famous for, and, unlike conventional cod liver oils, doesn’t have synthetic vitamins added to the oil.
Not only is the oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and vitamin A, but it contains vitamin co-factors, which support the utilisation of the vitamins in the body, and a range of other nutrients that are often removed, such as vitamin K.