Farmed, labelled and bottled in Shropshire
Delicious Great Ness Oil is rich in:
- Cholesterol-balancing monounsaturates
- Vitamins E and D
- High levels of Omega 3, 6 and 9
- Less than half the saturated fat compared to olive oil
Great Ness Oil has a high burn point and a light nutty flavour which makes it ideal for salad dressing, dips, marinades, baking and frying. All in all the perfect replacement for olive oil.
Typical values per 100 ml
- Energy: 3656 (889 kcal)
- Protein: <0.1g
- Carbohydrates: 1.1g
- of which sugars: <0.1g
- Fat: 98.3g
- of which saturates: 7g
- monounsaturates: 63.8g
- of which Omega 9: 56.76g
- Polyunsaturates: 27.4g
- of which Omega 3: 9.57g
- of which Omega 6: 17.2g
- Fibre: 0.1g
- Sodium: <0.05g
- Vitamin E: 23.4mg/kg
There are four basic types of fatty acids that oils can contain: Saturated, Trans, Mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These terms refer to the molecular structure of the fats.
Saturated fats can be harmful in excess by increasing blood cholesterol, which increases the risk of cardio vascular disease. Animal and dairy products, coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil and coco butter contain large amounts of saturated fats.
Trans fats are so called because they are derived from the transformation when natural unsaturated fats are converted to unnatural unsaturated fats as a result of a chemical process. These fats occur when vegetable oils are subjected to high temperatures or hydrogenated to solidify them. Great Ness Rapeseed Oil is not subjected to these processes and therefore contains no trans fat.
Mono-unsaturated fats are known to reduce the levels of bad LDL in cholesterol. Rapeseed, peanut and avocado oils are rich in mono-unsaturated fats.
Polyunsaturated fats are also classified as healthy fats but have a tendency to go rancid more quickly than mono-unsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are found in corn, sesame and sunflower oils.
Our rapeseed oil is extracted by the traditional cold pressing method whereby the natural health-giving properties are maintained. Extra Virgin means from the first pressing of the seed.