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Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil – What does it all Mean?

Rapeseed
We press the small seeds that are harvested in early August long after the Rapeseed crop has flowered in May. When harvested these seeds are dried and stored ready for pressing throughout the year.

Cold Pressed
Cold Pressing means that the rapeseed is pressed in a natural, chemical free way. A large screw-like device is used within the press to squeeze the oil from the rapeseed. Cold pressing ensures the oil that you are using has all the goodness still in it. If a rapeseed oil is not cold pressed it may mean that chemicals have been used to extract even more oil from the seed, so (it may contain more than just the goodness) may not contain the goodness that makes rapeseed oil unique.

Extra Virgin
Some people think that the term Extra Virgin is exclusive to Olive Oil. Actually, Extra Virgin refers to ‘The First Press’, meaning that all our oil comes from the first pressing of the rapeseed.

Yorkshire
Well that bit speaks for itself! All Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil is produced using rapeseed from our farm or farms local to us.

Healthy
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil contains only half the saturated fat and 11 times the omega 3 of olive oil. Omega oils are what are known as the healthy oils. Rapeseed oil is a great source of Omegas 3, 6 & 9, in the right combination to work together as your body needs them. Please note all our rapeseed is GM free!

Cooking
With its gentle nutty flavour and high burn point Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil is a ideal for all your culinary needs. Great for Frying, Baking, Drizzling and Dipping. Have a look at our recipe pages for some inspiration..