Made with cold pressed pure mountain farm oil this Balsamic Honey dressing is going to liven up any salad you make. Added to which it is also a healthier option! Mountain oil made from canola benefits from a subtle nutty flavour and has half the saturated fat of olive oil and a higher omega 3 content. Mountain Oil is produced on a small farm near Timau in the shadow of Mount Kenya.
What Is Rapeseed (Canola) Oil?
Rapeseed (Canola) oil is the healthiest of all commonly used cooking oils, and comes from the seeds of the canola plant. It is lowest in saturated fat, high in cholesterol-lowering mono- unsaturated fat and the best source of omega-3 fats of all popular oils. The seed is harvested from pods that are filled after beautiful yellow flowers form on the plant.
Its polyunsaturated fats are essential omega-3s – which may help prevent heart attacks and strokes – and omega-6s – which are important for the brain and essential for the growth and development of infants. It is a rich source of vitamin E.
What Is The Difference Between Rapeseed Oil And Canola?
There is no difference. “Canola” was a brand name used in Canada for low-erucic acid rapeseed; later the term became a generic term to refer to low-erucic acid rapeseed. It is called rapeseed in many European countries.
Canola oil or low-erucic acid rapeseed is different to industrial rapeseed which has a bitter taste. Canola was developed using traditional plant breeding methods in the 1970’s to produce an oil which was suitable for human consumption.
Where Is Canola Grown?
In particular canola is grown in the Mt. Kenya region of Kenya; however it is an increasingly popular crop elsewhere also. It’s a useful crop for farmers; it has numerous benefits for the soil and is helping the long term sustainability of farming.
Is Pure Mountain Farm Oil Gm (Genetically Modified)
No. Pure Mountain Farm Oil uses traditionally-bred, non-GM varieties of canola for its production. Canola was initially developed through traditional plant breeding methods, and usage of GM is determined by the country you are in: Kenya currently does not permit GM.
What Is A Cold-Pressed Oil?
The oil is extracted from the seeds using a screw press at low temperatures. No heat, solvents or chemicals are used in the process, leaving the oil with its natural colour, smell, and taste. Cold pressing also retains all the health benefits in the oil such as the Omegas 3,6 & 9 and Vitamin C, as none of these are destroyed in the production process.
How Does It Compare To Olive Oil?
Canola Oil has a higher smoke point (240°C) than Olive Oil. It has ONLY 7% saturated fat compared to that of Olive Oil with 14%.As a result, rapeseed oil far more versatile and can be used as a salad oil, but also for roasting, baking, shallow frying and deep frying. You may also notice that rapeseed oil goes a long way further in the kitchen than other oils.
What Is An Unrefined Oil?
Many oils require extensive chemical or physical refinery processes to make them palatable. Cold pressed canola oil does not, and settles after pressing, allowing large particles to settle, then is filtered four times. Most refined oils have almost no smell or taste.
Unrefined oils are “WHOLE” oils and their colour, flavour and smell are more pronounced. They are like unrefined whole grain flours because they are more nutritious and can have a shorter storage life.
What Is The Shelf Life Of Canola Oil?
The oil’s shelf life is about 1 year at room temperature. For best results it is recommended to keep it tightly capped in a cool dark place.
What Standard Does Pure Mountain Farm Oil Comply With?
As a non-refined cold pressed oil, it is tested under the CODEX STANDARD FOR NAMED VEGETABLE OILS CX-STAN 210- 1999.
Is Rapeseed (Canola) Oil Safe?
Yes. The fatty acid make-up of the oil appear to make it ideal for cooking and is said to have health benefits due to its high level of monounsaturated fats (61%) and low level of saturated fats (7%).
If you want detailed answers to various questions about canola oil then please refer to: http://www.canolacouncil.org/oil-and-meal/canola-oil/canola-the-myths-debunked and https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/canola-oil/.
Ingredients: Pure cold pressed canola oil Balsamic vinegar Honey Mustard Salt Pepper.