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About the oil

Oilseed Rape flower

Rapeseed oil comes from oilseed rape, a root vegetable and cousin of mustard cabbage. The name is derived from the Old English term for turnip rapum. And yes, it comes from those yellow fields you can see in late spring.

Cold pressed means that the composition of the oil isn't altered by heating. It isn't the most efficient process but this oil isn't about efficiency it's about taste and purity.

The seed husk that is left over is called cake and this is mixed with other cereals into a safe and nutritious animal feed or some people use it in their solid fuel burners since it is a very low carbon renewable fuel.

The oil has delicious earthy, nutty taste - try it in dressings, stir fry, roasting, dunking.

Compared to olive oil it has half of the saturated fat and a much higher natural omega 3 content, the one in our diet that is often lacking.

Selby House is a small farm in the middle of Northumberland. Think rolling hills, wild beaches, castles and the like - and plenty of rain!