About Rosita Real Foods™
Rosita Real Foods™ is dedicated to providing handcrafted products that have been produced in harmony with nature. Rosita’s goal is to deliver the closest possible freshness and nutrients as would be found in a natural wild environment. There is a high level of care, passion and careful attention to detail that goes into producing Rosita’s sustainable, pure and completely unprocessed health supplements.
Rosita provide a trusted source of wild-caught, raw fish liver oils, rendered from sustainably harvested fish living in the crystal clear waters of the remote Norwegian Fjords. These genuine fish oils provide the closest possible freshness and nutrients as would be found in a living fish. This includes Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil, the world’s only fresh, raw and wild cod liver oil, a sustainable and natural source of pure fatty nutrients that boosts your health and consciousness.
As a small Norwegian family-run business, Rosita Real Foods is very passionate about the quality of their products and the connection they have to nature. At the heart of the Rosita fish oil range is the ancient Nordic method that is used to produce their range of nutrient-dense fish oils. Rosita want to provide you and your customers with the knowledge of this step-by-step process, so you can understand the exceptional nutrient value of the Rosita product range.
The history of cod liver oil
The origin of the use of cod liver oil as a food dates back to the Viking Era (late 700s to 1100). Fish and fish liver oil were important parts of the Norse diet. The Vikings consumed most of the fish liver oil during the cold months when the days were shorter and lacked sunlight. And because the winter months were also the prime fishing season, the livers stayed fresh and the oil obtained was also very fresh and of a high quality.
To preserve cod liver oil for use during non-fishing months, the ancient Viking Druids developed a process based on nature’s seasonal changes to extract oil without the use of heat or pressure, while the livers were still fresh. These principles were handed down to a select few from Nordic generation to generation. The oil obtained from this method was stable, pale colored with a slight but pleasant fishy taste. Highly valued for its powers of healing, strength and energy the pure, raw oil was called “Gold of the Ocean” by the Vikings of Northern Norway.
Fish liver oil was and still is an essential part of the Nordic people’s diet as it provides a natural supply of vitamin D during the winter months as well as being a natural source of Vitamin A and a wide spectrum of Omega-3 fatty acids. Using an ancient Nordic method dating back centuries, Rosita have produced one of nature’s purest fish oil. The method is managed with love and respect and based on nature’s principles, captures and preserves the freshness, nutrients and health benefits of the oil.
High-quality, pure ingredients
Rosita Real Foods Extra-Virgin Oils are completely unrefined and produced under the total absence of heat, an invaluable process that protects its incredible nutritional value. No chemicals, solvents or mechanical devices are ever used during extraction or production.
The oil is free from synthetic nutrients and contains all of the potent, naturally occurring biologically active nutrients which make it effective, and in the exact form present in a living codfish liver. For example, vitamin A is predominantly in the retinol form and vitamin D is predominantly in the cholecalciferol (D3) form.
Rosita test every single batch in a third-party, microbiological laboratory to ensure the fish liver oils are pure, potent and certified to meet strict European regulations.
Rosita products contain all the nutrients just as nature intended – nothing more and nothing less. There are no attempts to alter the nutritional composition in any way. Nature dictates the nutrient levels and that is how it should be.
How are the products made?
Rosita is unprocessed and pure, which means it retains all of its precious, naturally occurring nutrients and it meets strict European standards for safety.
Transparency is of the utmost importance to Rosita, especially given all of the misinformation out there about fish oils. The extremely gentle production process is what yields the highest quality, most nutrient-rich cod liver oil on the market.
Rosita use the most sustainable fishing and production solutions - the wild-caught fish are harvested to protect the population according to Norgwegian quotas.
Rosita versus standard cod liver oil