Top 10 Tips – Rapeseed Oil
Our top ten for using healthier choice rapeseed oil in everyday cooking
Rapeseed Oil Tips
Using rapeseed oil as a substitute to saturated fat can provide health benefits and is surprisingly easy to do. If you’re unsure how to use it, here are our top ten tips:
- Try out different rapeseed oils as they offer different flavours.
- Substitute your usual cooking oil for rapeseed oil to reduce the saturated fat in dishes.
- When roasting foods like potatoes, heat the oil first in the roasting tin, this way they will absorb less oil when cooking.
- Substitute rapeseed oil for butter when baking cakes or muffins to reduce the overall saturated fat content. See the recipes section of this website for some inspiring ideas.
- All oils are sensitive to heat, light and exposure to oxygen in the air. Keep them in a dark, cool and dry place to help preserve the flavour and nutrients like Vitamin E.
- Use within the use by date on the bottle. Oils should typically be consumed within 12 months of purchase.
- Remember all oils are 99% fat so use sparingly. One tablespoon of vegetable oil provides approximately 99 calories.
- Most vegetable oils in the UK are made using rapeseed oil. So you don’t need to buy an expensive oil to reap the benefits. Look for rapeseed oil on the ingredients label.
- Sprinkle rapeseed oil on your pizza before cooking it in the oven, or drizzle over pasta for great flavour and texture.
- Rapeseed oil is a fab and healthy choice both – perfect for stir-frys, roasting and baking – as well as salad dressings, dips, marinades and vinaigrettes
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