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 7 tips:
- 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 our 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.
- A lot of vegetable oil is made using rapeseed oil, but it is refined oil! This means its gone through a harsher extraction process (exposing the oil to high temperatures, solvents and bleach) which cause it to lose its nutritional value. Ensure you’re opting for a cold-pressed rapeseed oil like Mr Hugh’s!
- 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 fantastic and healthy choice perfect for stir-frys, roasting and baking – as well as salad dressings, dips, marinades and vinaigrettes!