Odessa III – Oil mill at the Privoz Market
The upper row: Cherry oil, poppyseed oil, linseed oil, hemp oil
The lower row: Grape oil, apricot oil, plum oil, walnut oil, pine nut oil, sesame oil, camelina oil, milk thistle oil and watermelon oil (but it says pumpkin in the brackets!)
On Saturday I was with the teacher at the Privoz Market, the famous, large market in Odessa. We spoke about linseed oil and I had asked what Larrissa’s family use it for. So she told me that at Privoz Market there’s a stand where one can go with their seeds and get oil pressed from them.
Well, it wasn’t quite like that. But still very pretty and interesting. A specific oil is pressed each day, the man explained. And linseed oil is pressed fresh every day. So a man doesn’t have to bring his seeds. I asked extra, of course it’s cold pressed. Aside from oil, there are seeds on sale. The residue from pressing, the press cakes are dried and then also sold. The stand’s owner said they should be eaten. Lilija writes that her grandpa always brought it back from the oil mill but they fed it to the animals.
Upper left: Milk thistle, right: Hemp – in the middle, left: Poppyseed flour, right: Pumpkin – lower left: Sesame flour
Miracle oil label on the small bottles: Burns, herpes, wounds, head cold
Of course I bought freshly made linseed oil. And an oil, that the man recommended to me extra because it helps against diabetes. Larissa didn’t know the German name for it and she didn’t know it at all.
After finding the translation, linseed camelina oil, but mainly called camelina oil, I know it by name but don’t know its effects. It’s made from the camelina sativa plant. But as I read, the Brüsselers didn’t like the name so “caneline” was agreed on. Another name is also “German sesame”.
“The seeds of the camelina plant have a bittersweet taste,; they can be used in the kitchen in salads, in musli or on bread. That’s where the name “German sesame” was derived.
The oil pressed from the seeds was used topically in earlier times for injuries, wounds or bruises, it helps the skin heal if there are abrasions or contusions. It’s applied to the injury.
Internal use results in irritated bowels or other gastrointestinal complaints. The oil that can be used in a salad or otherwise pure, helps against gastrointestinal disorders and against stomach aches.”
From this website and there’s more there; pimples, love bites…:
There were new potatoes with linseed oil in the evening. No, not with twarog this time. With brinsa (sheep cheese), marinated earlier with onion and fresh garlic. It’s okay and even tasted great.
More on the day at the market will come later.
Later I bought potatoes, one kilo. The woman didn’t weigh them. I told Larissa. Her response: One has to trust people!