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Rapeseed Oil

By choosing Frylite brand of Rapeseed oil you are providing your customer with a better, more nutritious oil while helping to provide important fat soluable vitamins, essential fatty acids and energy required for every day body processes.  It is a rich source of vitamin E which, if taken in moderation with a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and is free from cholesterol.  It has a neutral flavour and contains higher levels of mono-unsaturated fats shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Main Features

  • Lowest Saturated Fat of any culinary oil
  • Good essential omega oils helping to reduce inflammation
  • Source of vitamin E
  • Source of vitamin K which prevents blood clotting problems

Pricing

The cost and pricing of all our products depends on several factors, such as:

  • Quantity ordered
  • Waste collection options

Please contact us so we can discuss your needs and provide you with a quote, or call sales on 02871383133.

Storage and Handling

Whether refined or not, all oils are sensitive to heat, light, and exposure to oxygen. Rancid oil has an unpleasant aroma and acrid taste, and its nutrient value is greatly diminished. All oils should be kept in a cool, dry place. Oils may thicken, but they will soon return to liquid if they stand at room temperature.

To prevent negative effects of heat and light, oils should be removed from cold storage just long enough for use. Refined oils high in monounsaturated fats keep up to a year, while those high in polyunsaturated fats keep about six months.  Other monounsaturated oils keep well up to eight months, while unrefined polyunsaturated oils will keep only about half as long.

How to order

Please contact us so we can discuss your needs and provide you with a quote, or call sales on 02871383133.

 

Supply options

10 ltr buckets

20 ltr buckets

Bulk tank system Click here for more information on tank systems.

 

Additional Information

Rapeseed oil is of vegetable origin and is obtained from crushed rapeseed by pressing or extraction. It is a light yellow to brownish yellow oil. Rapeseed oil is one of the most important vegetable oils.

Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as Rape, Oilseed Rape, Rapa, Rapaseed and (one particular variety) Canola, is a bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). The name is derived through Old English from a term for turnip, rapum.

For centuries, humans and animals could not consume rapeseed oil, as it had a high erucic acid content. However, rapeseed varieties are now available for cultivation which have a lower erucic acid content.

Rapeseed Oil has the lowest saturated fat of any culinary oil and less than half that of Olive Oil. In recent years Mediterranean produced Olive Oil has tended to overtake sunflower and vegetable oils in popularity and has been perceived as a healthy alternative. However Rapeseed Oil in fact naturally replicates a diet of low saturated fat found in olive oil and good essential omega oils normally obtained from fish.

Physical Properties – Rapeseed Oil
Appearance A light golden yellow viscous liquid.
Taste Bland, free from foreign flavours.
Odour Odourless, free from foreign odours
Colour Lovibond 51/4″ Cell :-2.0R max
Nutrition Information
Total Fat content 99.9%
Energy kcal/100g (kj) 900 (3,700)
Minerals Trace
Vitamins typically 500ppm approx(21g Vitamin E per 100g)
Chemical Properties
Free Fatty Acid 0.2% (as oleic)
Peroxide Value (meq 02/kg) 2.0
Iodine Value, typically 105 – 125approx
Typical Fatty Acid Composition
Palmitic C16 4%
Stearic C18 2%
Oleic C18 (I) 56%
Linoleic C18 (II) 22%
Typical Saturation Levels
Mono-unsaturated Fatty Acids 59.3%
Saturated Fatty Acid 6.6%
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid 29.3%
Transfatty Acids n/a
General
Saponification value 168 – 192
Unsaponifiable matter 2% maximum
Relative Density @ 15.5°C 0.903 – 0.922 typically
Refractive Index @ 20°C 1.465 – 1.476 typically
Handling and Storage
Stable at normal climatic temperatures, for best results store in upright containers, in cool dark ambient conditions, with closure firmly intact
Shelf Life 6 Months
Toxicological/Safety Information
Respiratory Protection None required
Effect on Skin Non hazardous, normal washing with soap and water to remove
Effect on eyes Normal flushing to remove
Fire Hazard Appropriate protection should be taken against fire for flammable organic liquid of low volatility – Avoid over heating

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