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Nutritional Facts

  • Contains less saturated fat than all other commonly used cooking oils and fats (Less than half the saturated fat of olive oil.)

  • High in unsaturated fats, particularly mono-unsaturated, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels which will reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • High in Omega 3, 6 & 9. Donegal Rapeseed Oil is a natural source of these Omegas which help to maintain normal cholesterol levels in the body, which is important for a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

  • High in Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant, essential for healthy skin, eyesight as well as growth and reproduction.

  • No artificial preservatives, nothing added and nothing taken away.

Smoke Point

The smoke point is the temperature oil can be heated to before it starts to smoke. When an oil goes beyond its smoke point, it starts to breakdown and burn. The nutritional benefits are also affected.

With a high smoke point of 230°C, Donegal Rapeseed Oil is ideal for all types of cooking. Different oils have different smoke points so it is important to choose the correct type of oil for the type of cooking you are doing.

Rapeseed Oil – 230°C
Sunflower Oil – 225°C
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 190ºC
Coconut Oil – 175ºC

Fats Explained

Fats and oils are defined as saturated or unsaturated depending on which it contains the most of. All fats and oils will be made up of a mix of saturated and unsaturated fat, but one usually dominates, for example rapeseed oil is mostly made up of monounsaturated fat, whereas butter is mostly made up of saturated fat.

Good & Bad Fats

  • Saturated fats raise cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease and stroke.

  • Unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats should be used to substitute saturated fats. It’s important to get the balance right as too much of any fat in our diet can lead to weight gain and obesity.