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Cold pressed rapeseed oil is an extra virgin quality oil, best used cold for dipping homemade breads, dressing salads and making marinades, dips, sauces and mayonnaise. Its delicate flavour ensures that it compliments dishes rather than dominates them.
The added benefit of a high smoke/flash point of 230°C means that cold pressed rapeseed oil can also be used to roast, bake and fry. Click on RECIPES for some great ideas.
Rapeseed oil is an important source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are recommended as part of a healthy and balanced diet because they are thought to improve brain and eye function. It is therefore of particular benefit to young children. The correct ratio (2:1) of Omega 3 to Omega 6 naturally occurs in rapeseed oil and these mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats are all known to help lower cholesterol. Compared with most olive oils, rapeseed oil contains more than 50% less saturated fat. It is also a source of Vitamin E and as with all natural oils, rapeseed oil does not contain harmful trans fats, which can be found in partially hydrogenated oils.
Dietary advice is updated regularly and information regarding rapeseed oil can be found on the following websites – British Nutrition Foundation (www.nutrition.org.uk), Food Standards Agency (www.food.gov.uk) and British Heart Foundation (www.bhf.org.uk). Simply search “rapeseed oil”.
All cold pressed rapeseed oils have differing characteristics depending on the variety of seeds pressed and the soil and climate in which they are grown. CULLISSE Highland Rapeseed Oil imparts a silky butteriness and summer grassiness with hints of asparagus, pea shoots and freshly picked garden peas. Some palates may also detect a very subtle nuttiness.
As the most northerly cold pressed rapeseed oil, CULLISSE Highland Rapeseed Oil benefits from the unique micro-climate and fertile soils of Easter Ross in the Scottish Highlands where the naturally healthy properties of the rapeseed are nurtured in the seed pods during the extra long days of light that distinguish a Highland Summer.