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Rape Seed Oil, yay or nay ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

So I've been using a locally made rape seed oil for frying in. Its cold pressed and as far as I can tell there are no chemicals involved in its manufacture. All the local chefs swear by it, and its got quite a big following here.

This is the website: http://www.donegalrapeseedoilco.com/

I'd be interested to hear your opinions on how it might compare in terms of omega-3 and otherwise to things like coconut oil, or organic beef tallow.

Thanks.

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on January 29, 2014
at 01:33 PM

You should ask a separate question. But goose fat, yay.

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:49 PM

By mechanically processed I don't mean a machine presses the oil out. There is like 30 steps of heat/chemical treatment. I have a flow chart somewhere that makes the point. Rapeseed/Canola oil is bad.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:14 AM

It's obviously not optimal, but there are shades of grey.

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Monsanto rapes seeds

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:49 PM

So it's probably as rancid as most quality olive oils.

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:21 PM

@Matt: a good point. I just love a good anti-Canola fist-waving.

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:40 PM

What oil isn't mechanically processed?

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Thanks wheelhouse. The product he refers to in that post is basically the same sort of thing, so it should really be avoided given a decent choice.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:00 PM

@Elunah, except this product specifically states it isn't made by those industrial processes.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:58 PM

The OP mentions that it's cold-pressed, no mention of extraction, bleaching, deodorizing, etc...

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Its not just high in PUFA, it is processed, bleached, and deodorized, which you can read as ”rancid.”

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:38 PM

Canola oil is made from rapeseed. And by "made", I mean "put through industrial processing involving heat, hexane (a potential carcinogen), acids, and bleaching."

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:29 PM

@DanW. Rape is a Brassica, which includes a lot of paleo approved foods.

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

"Canada Oil" is more marketable than "rapeseed".

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Absolutely right about rapeseed being canola oil. +1

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:10 PM

Isn't rapeseed a non-food?

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:18 PM

I'm pretty sure rapeseed is another name for canola.

Go ahead and scroll down to the third question in this link, for Mark's thoughts on the matter.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-mct-oil-camelina-oil-and-fancy-canola-oil/#axzz29136nArn

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

"Canada Oil" is more marketable than "rapeseed".

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Thanks wheelhouse. The product he refers to in that post is basically the same sort of thing, so it should really be avoided given a decent choice.

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Monsanto rapes seeds

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Absolutely right about rapeseed being canola oil. +1

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on October 13, 2012
at 03:23 AM

Are seed oils Paleo? FFS.

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:30 PM

It's a highly chemically & mechanically processed and is very far from natural so it gets a big fat nay from me. It could never be consumed in a natural form from the sources I have found on it.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:40 PM

What oil isn't mechanically processed?

80232184530ec38a174cbdacccd3ec45

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:49 PM

By mechanically processed I don't mean a machine presses the oil out. There is like 30 steps of heat/chemical treatment. I have a flow chart somewhere that makes the point. Rapeseed/Canola oil is bad.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Canola isn't the worst. Although it's high in MUFA (yay), it's also high in PUFA (nay). The PUFA however is approximately 2:1 O6:O3 (yay).

Use it sparingly for non-cooking applications and where you don't want olive oil flavor (mayonnaise perhaps?)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:58 PM

The OP mentions that it's cold-pressed, no mention of extraction, bleaching, deodorizing, etc...

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Its not just high in PUFA, it is processed, bleached, and deodorized, which you can read as ”rancid.”

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:49 PM

So it's probably as rancid as most quality olive oils.

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on January 29, 2014
at 10:50 AM

What about goose fat - plentiful here in the UK, natural and tasty - yay or nay?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 29, 2014
at 01:33 PM

You should ask a separate question. But goose fat, yay.

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Rapeseed (or canola oil) is one to avoid. You are on the right track with the coconut and (grass-fed) beef tallow. It's MUCH better for you nutritionally (not to mention it tastes much better too!).

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Rapeseed oil is basically another name for Canola oil (which was originally a registered trademark).

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