This oil is infused with Sicilian lemons to create a tangy extra virgin oil which is excellent for marinades or dressings or to add to a multitude of dishes. Perfect with chicken or fish dishes.
Rapeseed Oil, as it is known in Europe is used to refer to oil extracted from the seed of the rapeseed plant which belongs to the brassica family. An unfortunate name perhaps but it has grown in popularity in Northern Europe and developed a following among famous chefs (Jamie Oliver amongst them) and has long been a popular choice in France. Here in Australia we are familiar with the much cheaper, and frankly nasty, related Canola vegetable oil. We at Amfora steer away from supermarket vegetable oils which are produced using chemical extraction methods at high temperatures (usually using the solvent hexane).
This Rapeseed Oil is entirely cold pressed from GM free crops using mechanical means and otherwise unrefined, without chemical pesticides (only natural swathing cropping techniques are used) or any other unnatural product pre or post processing. Excellent added to pizzas, pasta dishes, on roasted vegetables, in soups or with grilled fish.
Why use Rapeseed Oil?
Rapeseed oil has a high burn point making it excellent for use when frying or roasting. It is an excellent oil used cold as well for salad dressings, sauces and marinades or to combine with balsamic for a delicious dressing or dip for crusty bread. Rapeseed oil is very light and delicate in flavour so is particularly versatile.
The oil is celebrated for it's health benefits as it has what are believed to be less unhealthy saturated fat than all other cooking oils and fats. It is also high in mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats omega 3, 6 and 9 so is believed to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels as part of a healthy balanced diet. It is also rich in Vitamin E. Versatile and suitable for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. The benefits of each respective cooking oil are often hotly debated - let us know what you think.
History and Production
Made for us by the Kilby Family at their farm in Yorkshire, England. They operate a highly sustainable operation, even recycling the husks to form briquettes for heating.