2257 To rectify hempseed oil

Kak ispravljat’ konopljanoe maslo

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A Gift to Young Housewives

By Elena Molokhovets

Published 1992

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Hempseed oil is prepared from hempseeds and costs about 14 kopecks a pound. It is used by poor people for cooking, but for the most part it is used for lighting. To remove its unpleasant aroma and flavor, take 6 medium onions for every bottle of oil. Peel and chop the onions, mix with the oil, and bring to a boil in a saucepan 5–6 times. During the last strong boiling, add 1 saucespoon cold water to the oil and immediately remove the saucepan from the fire. Be sure to use a very large saucepan, because the action of the ice water is so strong that the oil easily boils over.