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#1 Wed 14 Nov 12 6:51pm

tallyb

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Rapeseed Oil

Why are all us British still using Olive Oil. I have swopped to British Rapeseed Oil. It is the same price, but has an amazing colour and flavour. I love it.

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#2 Wed 14 Nov 12 7:31pm

mummza

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

welcome to the forum tallyb  smile

I have no idea and I think its a matter of taste , I use both I also use sunflower oil , hazlenut oil , sesseme oil , walnut oil .
I am sure that given time the rapeseed oil will become more popular.

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#3 Thu 15 Nov 12 1:21pm

koukouvagia

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

Is there something wrong with olive oil?  Are the British against olive oil for some reason?

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#4 Thu 15 Nov 12 11:44pm

Kye

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed and canola oil i refuse to cook with, perhaps they have advantages elsewhere...i doubt it, they contain erucic acid, mustard oil with its high percentage of erucic acid has been banned in European union.

"rapeseed oil, which contains erucic acid, can cause increased lung carcinomas (cancer) through emissions under high heat"...

I'll continue to favourise olive oil for flavoring, walnut oil too. They though are both bad for health when heated.

Sunflower oil is the only one i trust to cook with.

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#5 Fri 16 Nov 12 4:12pm

Corinna Corinna

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

Levels of erucic acid in foods have been strictly controlled since the 1970s.

Rapeseed oil, sometimes labelled vegetable oil, is a healthy choice as it has less unhealthy saturated fat than all other cooking oils and fats and is high in beneficial monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats omega 3, 6 and 9

Last edited by Corinna Corinna (Fri 16 Nov 12 4:16pm)

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#6 Fri 30 Nov 12 12:49pm

Ladybee1602

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

I'm in Australia and most of the canola (rapeseed) grown here is genetically modified, so I won't touch it with a 10' barge pole.

I stick with olive oil - that hasn't been messed with yet, to my knowledge.

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#7 Fri 30 Nov 12 1:18pm

koukouvagia

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

Wait, is rapeseed oil the same as canola?

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#8 Fri 30 Nov 12 6:09pm

Ashen

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

yep.. canola is a low erucic acid variant of rapeseed .   most canola  is genetically modified to be resistant to roundup weedkiller but you can find organic canola/rapeseed if you try. It has high levels of omegas and is actually more heart healthy than just about any other oil .

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnlin … ctId=10617


on a sidenote ,  it can have a fishy smell or taste for some people because of the high omega levels.

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#9 Sat 01 Dec 12 12:37am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

The Canadians named Canola (The name "canola" was derived from "Canadian oil, low acid" in 1978) because rape oil sounded so bad (rapeseed is better!).

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#10 Sat 01 Dec 12 8:10am

Ladybee1602

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Re: Rapeseed Oil

Ashen wrote:

yep.. canola is a low erucic acid variant of rapeseed .   most canola  is genetically modified to be resistant to roundup weedkiller but you can find organic canola/rapeseed if you try.

There is a court case going on in Australia where an organic farmer has lost his organic status because of GM canola  contaminating his farm.

Details here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-06/o … rt/4114336
and here:  http://weedsnetwork.com/traction/permal … dsNews4029

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