So I've been using a locally made rape seed oil for frying in. Its cold pressed and as far as I can tell there are no chemicals involved in its manufacture. All the local chefs swear by it, and its got quite a big following here.
This is the website: http://www.donegalrapeseedoilco.com/
I'd be interested to hear your opinions on how it might compare in terms of omega-3 and otherwise to things like coconut oil, or organic beef tallow.
I'm pretty sure rapeseed is another name for canola.
Go ahead and scroll down to the third question in this link, for Mark's thoughts on the matter.
Canola isn't the worst. Although it's high in MUFA (yay), it's also high in PUFA (nay). The PUFA however is approximately 2:1 O6:O3 (yay).
Use it sparingly for non-cooking applications and where you don't want olive oil flavor (mayonnaise perhaps?)
Rapeseed (or canola oil) is one to avoid. You are on the right track with the coconut and (grass-fed) beef tallow. It's MUCH better for you nutritionally (not to mention it tastes much better too!).
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