About

My name is Tom Seest, and I live on a mountaintop in Tennessee with my wife and family. While I am not regularly ingesting seed oils now, I do occasionally eat them at various restaurants.

Seed oils, derived from the seeds of various plants, present a fascinating and multifaceted area of study. They are widely used for cooking, skincare, and pharmaceutical applications, and as a basis for biofuels. In culinary applications, seed oils such as sunflower, canola, and sesame oils have unique flavor profiles and nutritional characteristics, and they can significantly contribute to the taste and texture of dishes. Meanwhile, some seed oils, like flaxseed and chia seed oils, are praised for their high omega-3 content, which has been linked to various health benefits.

From an industrial perspective, seed oils are instrumental in the production of paints, varnishes, and biofuels. Research into their properties and processing methods is an ongoing endeavor, exploring avenues for more efficient extraction and refining processes, environmentally sustainable farming practices, and innovative applications in emerging technologies. Moreover, the socio-economic impact of seed oils, particularly in developing countries where oilseed crops might be a major source of income, makes this field even more complex and worthy of comprehensive exploration.

My interest in seed oils reflects the rich and varied landscape of this subject. From understanding the distinct chemical compositions and their effects on human health to the broader economic and environmental implications, there is much to investigate. Through careful examination and research into these aspects, you can continue exploring and collecting information on the topic, recognizing that the field of seed oils presents a well of knowledge that is both deep and wide, filled with opportunities for discovery and understanding. 

Please enjoy all the articles here as I explore the topic in more detail.

Tom Seest