Rapeseed oil has a high Omega-3 fatty acid content, which has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular diseases. It can be used against hypertension and arteriosclerosis and can also help patients with diabetes. It is an immune-booster and can help relax the nervous system.
Besides its several beneficial properties inside the body, when used externally it protects the skin against harmful environmental effects. Due to its high vitamin E content it delays skin ageing and the formation of wrinkles, helps the absorption of vitamin A and protects the body against oxidation processes.
The oil obtained from rapeseed is a raw material with a neutral flavour and scent. Similar to olive oil, rapeseed oil lowers LDL and total cholesterol levels. The trygliceride level remains unchanged or even reduces. It can also improve the blood glucose profile.
It is suitable as a substitute for sunflower seed oil, not heat-sensitive so feel free to use it for frying or stewing. You can also flavour pasta, salads or vegetables with it.