It seems that not a day goes by without a headline claiming which foods are good or bad for us, making decisions pretty complicated at times. At Farrington’s we think things should be kept simple; enjoy a balanced, varied diet, ensuring that you have plenty of the good bits - vegetables and fruits - with occasional treats to savour.
Lower saturated fat - less than half that of olive oil.
Omega 3 - at least ten times more than other cooking oils and in balance with omega 6.
Vitamin E & plant sterols - occuring naturally within cold pressed rapeseed oil.
Higher smoke point - an ideal high temperature culinary oil.
The only oil with the ideal ratio of omega 6 to 3 essential fatty acids required for healthy bodily function.
When it comes to fats and oils, cold pressed rapeseed oil is probably the best nutritionally balanced oil you can buy. It is low in saturated fats (50% less than olive oil); high in mono-unsaturated fats, and has the ideal balance of essential omega-3 and 6 oils, making it a great source for those essential fatty acids.
Good oils are vital for bodily functions, including aiding cholesterol reduction and maintaining a healthy heart. Omega 3 also helps form the building blocks for brain and eye tissue development, and is therefore beneficial in the diets of young children. Whilst omega 6 can be found in several food sources, omega 3 is not so readily available. However, the high ratios of omega 3 and 6 present in cold pressed rapeseed oil help to address this imbalance, ensuring optimum nutritional benefit.