Rapeseed oil is obtained from the seeds of the rape plant. Following on the bright yellow blossom period, the small black seeds grow in their pods. They are harvested, crushed and further processed. Rape plants are grown in various moderate climates on all continents.
Our supply originates from the main producing countries in Europe as well as Australia. In Europe, the major producing countries are Ukraine, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland, and Romania.
Classic, as well as high oleic rapeseed oil, consist of long chains of unsaturated fatty acids. The oleic fatty acid (C 18:1) is the main content for both oils at 60% in classic and 80% in the high oleic variant. The classic rapeseed oil contains 10% omega 3 (C 18:3) fatty acid and is considered to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations.
High oleic rapeseed oil has a lower content of 3.5% omega 3 (C 18:3) fatty acid and is more oxidatively stable. It is well suited as a frying oil.
Both rapeseed oils are highly unsaturated and liquid at room temperature. It makes them specifically suited for mayonnaise, mayonnaise-based sauces, and dressings. The heat resistance of the high oleic oil provides a longer life cycle with excellent performance in frying solutions. When blended with tropical oils, the rapeseed oil are well equipped to be used in margarine or hazelnut spreads.
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