The oilseed rape for our cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil, Dales Gold, is grown by us on our farm. It is then pressed, bottled and sold locally. Yorkshire born and bred! Available as natural cold-pressed rapeseed oil and flavoured oils including garlic, lemon and chilli – Perfect for frying, roasting, baking, drizzling and dipping.
In April/May our fields along with many in the British landscape turn yellow as the Oilseed Rape flowers come into vivid bloom.
As the flowers die back seed pods form containing hundreds of tiny seeds. In August the seeds are harvested , by which time they have turned black in colour.
The seeds are then stored ready for pressing. It is these tiny seeds that generate the rapeseed oil.
Rapeseed oil is considered one of the most healthy of all cooking fats/oils containing low levels of saturated fats and indeed only half the saturated fat as olive oil. In addition it is high in mono-unsaturated fats so rich in omega 3,6 and 9, which are an essential part of a healthy diet and is rich in vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant.
The AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) Cereals and Oilseeds have more information on rapeseed oil benefits so don’t just take our word for it!
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