Wignalls Yallo rapeseed oil is 100% cold-pressed, meaning it’s made using a ‘press’ to squeeze the oil out of the seeds, retaining all the natural flavour. It’s then simply filtered and bottled.
Only products labelled as ‘cold pressed’ are naturally processed without the use of heat and chemicals.
We use a very straightforward process that helps to keep in all the goodness.
what is rapeseed oil?
You may not know too much about the oil, but you’ll surely be acquainted with the plant. Rapeseed oil comes from the seeds of the one and only oilseed rape plant; that of the sunny sea of yellow flowers fame. It turns the UK golden every spring.
Rapeseed oil is the only oft-used culinary oil widely grown and bottled here in the UK. Other vegetable oils, like olive and sunflower, are mostly imported.
cold pressed rapeseed oil
Cold-pressed rapeseed oil has a mightily impressive profile when it comes to nutritional benefits. Among many other things, it contains plant sterols and is a rich source of vitamin E, a natural antioxidant.
It’s no slouch when it comes to fat, either: cold pressed rapeseed oil has what’s known as a beneficial fat profile. It contains less saturated fat than other commonly used cooking oils and fats (e.g. 50% less than olive oil).
Too much fat in our diets, especially saturated fats, can raise our cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. The government currently advises that we should be cutting down on all fats and replacing saturated fat in our diets with some unsaturated fat, like cold pressed rapeseed oil. So, if you’re looking for a way to ditch saturated fat, cold-pressed rapeseed oil is a good option. Cold pressed rapeseed oil contains no trans fats.
Unsaturated fat can be either mono-unsaturated or poly-unsaturated. It contains the essential fatty acids: omega 3, 6, and 9. Cold-pressed rapeseed oil is a good source of exactly this!
how it compares
Wignalls Yallo cold pressed rapeseed oil is
lower in saturated fat than all these other oils!
sunshine in a bottle
Thanks to its health benefits, delicate flavour and versatility, more and more people are turning to cold-pressed rapeseed oil for cooking and dressings.
Like fine wine, flavours will vary and each producer will have their own unique cold-pressed rapeseed oil thanks to different types of soil, weather and farming methods.
We think Yallo has a subtle nutty deliciousness that’s just as good in its purest form (contributing a delicate something extra, flavour-wise, to salad dressings and dips, not to mention it’s sheen of golden sunshine) as it is when used for roasting and frying. It can even be used for baking in place of butter, reducing the saturated fat content of even the most luxurious of treats.
Source: Rapeseed Oil Benefits, an independent, not-for-profit website Launched in 2008 by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, this campaign aims to increase awareness of the culinary and nutritional benefits of rapeseed oil as part of a healthy balanced diet, and to inspire people to use this cooking oil.