Rapeseed Oil Nutrition

Find out why rapeseed oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils you can choose

Nutritional composition of rapeseed oil

Rapeseed oil contains less saturated fat than other commonly used cooking oils and fats e.g. approx. 50% less than olive oil. It is high in unsaturated fats, particularly mono-unsaturated. Replacing saturated fats with some unsaturated fats such as rapeseed oil in the diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, which may help to lower the risk of heart disease. Rapeseed oil is also a rich source of vitamin E. But remember, all types of fat are high in energy so should be used sparingly.

Note: Energy per 100g is 899 kcal/3,696 kj. Total fat per 100g is 99.9g.

Nutrients and non nutrient components

Per 100g

Fatty acid components of rapeseed oil

Saturated fat

6.6g

Monounsaturated fat (omega 9)

59.3g

Polyunsaturated fat (omega 3 & 6)

29.3g (9.6g and 19.7g respectively)

Non fatty acid components of rapeseed oil

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

17.5mg

Tocopherol gama

27.4mg

Tocopherol delta

0.99mg

Vitamin K

71.3ug

Plant sterols

Stigmasterol

3mg

Campesterol

241mg

Beta-sitosterol

413mg

These are typical values, but products will vary. For nutritional information specific to a product, check packaging labelling.