Cape Canola Extra Virgin Oil 1L
Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Canola Oil
Cape Canola is the only producer of cold pressed Extra Virgin Canola Oil in South Africa, using 100% non-GMO Canola seeds, grown and harvested in heart of the Western Cape. The result is a smooth-textured oil with a fresh, buttery, nutty taste, and a bright golden-yellow colour.
Cold pressed extra virgin canola oil
The oil is free of any additives or artificial preservatives, and is produced in a nut-free environment with no traces of soy or dairy. It is certified suitable for Vegan, Vegetarian and Halaal diets.
Did You Know?
Cold pressing is a traditional method which delivers lower yields, but preserves the nutritional value and rich natural flavour of the oil. This process is done without the use of heat, chemicals and solvents.
By avoiding these shortcuts, Cape Canola Oil retains unique benefits, including high levels of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. Its ‘superfood’ qualities are completed by high levels of antioxidants, Vitamin E and unsaturated fat, and very low levels of saturated fat. It is also one of the most stable cooking oils, possessing a long shelf life.
In the Kitchen - cooking with Cold Pressed Canola Oil
A gentle and delicate flavour makes it an ideal partner for almost any food.
Cape Cold Pressed Canola Oil emulsifies beautifully making if perfect for dressings, mayonnaise, pesto's and hummus.
With a smoke point of more than 220°C, it is a wonderful high-temperature cooking oil, making the most golden and crispy roast potatoes, fries and aromatic, nutty stir-fries.
Cape Cold Pressed Canola Oil is a delicious substitute for butter and margarine when baking, and produces moist, light cakes and muffins that feature a subtle nutty flavour.
What is Canola?
The Canola plant belongs to the Brassica family, which also includes broccoli, kale and cauliflower. The plants have distinctive yellow flowers with blue-green leaves. The seeds, which are the source of Canola Oil, are small, round and black-red in colour.
Canola originated in Canada, where farmers sought to breed a high-quality, edible oil. They succeeded by selectively breeding rapeseed to remove its acid content while retaining its hardy qualities. It is important to note that Canola Seed was developed only by the natural breeding process, not by any form of genetic modification (‘GMO’).