The British alternative to olive oil, Cotswold Gold oil, grown in the Gloucestershire countryside and extracted using traditional cold-press methods is ideal for use in any kitchen, from salad dressings to deep-frying. Cotswold Gold is low in cholesterol and saturated fat and high in omega 3, 6, 9 and vitamin E. An excellent home-grown oil for your kitchen.
Baking expert, Vanessa Kimbell says, "I use rapeseed oil when I bake my bread. I use a drop on my work surface to stop the dough from sticking and a small drop on my hands, which stops me from sticking to the dough. I always use a good tablespoon in my baking tins, to stop my bread from sticking, and it has the advantage of giving your bread a lovely crunchy bottom. Of course any oil can be used to do this, however rapeseed oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which is very useful in bread making and Rapeseed oil is not like other vegetable oils. It’s far healthier as it has a high level of both omega 3, 6 and 9 oils, (higher than olive oil). These essential fatty acids are found in ‘good oils’ and are essential for us to function. They are proven to aid cholesterol reduction, and helps maintain a healthy heart. Omega 3 helps form the building blocks for both our brain and eye tissue development, which is highly important to our health as we age. Omega 6 can be found in several food sources, however it is much harder to include omega 3 in our diet. With a high ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 that occurs naturally so in cold pressed rapeseed oil, it is a great source. Cold pressed rapeseed oil also contains natural vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. So whilst I am baking I am also looking after both my family’s health too".
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