Fussels Fine Foods has been producing cold pressed rapeseed oil for 10 years from their Rode farm. And now you can go on a tour to see the production process and learn how to get the best from this fantastic local cooking oil.
Rapeseed oil has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years, topping the leaderboard as the healthier choice for cooking. It has the lowest saturated fat content of any culinary oil – half that of olive oil – a great health benefit considering current advice confirms a diet high in saturated fat is linked to poorer heart health. It has less monounsaturated fat, but more polyunsaturated fat, which helps to lower LDL cholesterol. It’s also rich in Vitamin E and omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Rapeseed oil is stable at high temperatures which makes it a good choice for frying and roasting and it’s also a great substitute for butter in baking, reducing the saturated fat content of some family favourite cakes by over 50%. It’s produced from the bright yellow rapeseed crop we see in fields all over the UK during the summer months and is recommended that our choice is cold pressed, but why?
Fussels Fine Foods has been producing single cold pressed rapeseed oil for the last 10 years from their third-generation farm in Rode, Somerset. With a family passion for farming and good quality British food, Andy Fussell and his team grow, harvest and press rapeseed to arrive at a carefully crafted, healthy oil that is highly versatile and incredibly delicious.
Tour & Taste
On a mission to encourage home cooks and chefs alike to learn the versatility and health credentials of this oil, Fussels’ has seen a recent expansion and not only is producing more golden oil than ever but now hosts a demonstration kitchen which is cooking up a storm. Visitors can now see the whole process, from the crop in the field, through to seeing the pressing and bottling process and finishing with learning how to use it at home to its greatest benefits.
Local societies, clubs and activity groups can book to visit the farm and find out first-hand what goes into both growing and pressing the oil whilst working up an appetite to then enjoy a tasty lunch cooked using the Fussels’ extensive range of oils, dressing, sauces and mayonnaises. The demonstration kitchen and all its facilities can also be hired for team building days, business brunches and bespoke parties.
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