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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 2:21 pm    Post subject: Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil.  Reply with quote    

Tesco Finest cold pressed rapeseed oil is described as:
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This British rapeseed oil comes from specially selected seeds which are picked at optimum maturity. The seeds are cold pressed at low temperatures and triple filtered to give maximum purity to this stunning golden oil with a smooth, subtle flavour.


Can anybody tell me what is different about this and what I am about to start making?
Assuming of course that I "triple filter", which at a guess means course, medium and fine... though I'm not yet sure what to filter it with.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did you "specially select" the seeds for "optimum maturity"?

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

RichardW wrote:
Did you "specially select" the seeds for "optimum maturity"?


Sshhh, it's hard work, with those tweezers

12Bore



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mix in some poppy seeds for opium maturity.
Everyone needs a USP!

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

RichardW wrote:
Did you "specially select" the seeds for "optimum maturity"?

Read it again: It doesn't specify what their selection criteria are.
I specially selected mine: there was a whole warehouse full to choose from...

And I might be wrong, but aren't most crops harvested at optimum maturity?

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All rape crops are also either chemically desiccated or mechanically swathed to ensure 'optimum maturity'. So few words on a label, and even less meaning.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
All rape crops are also either chemically desiccated or mechanically swathed to ensure 'optimum maturity'.

I weren't sure what you meant by that, so I looked it up...
Quote:
swathe 1 (sw, swô, sw)
tr.v. swathed, swath·ing, swathes
1. To wrap or bind with or as if with bandages.
2. To enfold or constrict.
n.
A wrapping, binding, or bandage.


Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Try Google;

Quote:
Noun

1. A row or line of grass, grain, or other crop as it lies when mown or reaped.
2. A strip left clear by the passage of a mowing machine or scythe.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 13 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I imagine even I could design a spreadsheet of cost v profit, to allow me to specially select at optimum maturity.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 13 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I get local grown cold pressed rape seed oil for cooking from someone in the farmers market. Is yours food grade or do you not worry about the hygiene levels?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 13 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
I get local grown cold pressed rape seed oil for cooking from someone in the farmers market. Is yours food grade or do you not worry about the hygiene levels?

Ooh you cheeky minx.
I crush it with the same hammer that I use for smithying, so it is regularly sterilised.

But seriously, I haven't made any yet, and a hygenic premesis is one of the main sticking points... since you seem to have heard about the state of my kitchen, I was thinking maybe the garage?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 13 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry, with your other threads I am not sure if you are doing this for kitchen use or something to do with your biodiesel.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 13 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Feh, you say truck engine fuel, I say extra virgin, estate linked first pressing organic salad dressing.

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 13 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Sorry, with your other threads I am not sure if you are doing this for kitchen use or something to do with your biodiesel.

I was only messing, considering the general state of my kitchen it was a fair question... though the link should've given you a clue.

But I don't see much sense in making fuel out of good cooking oil when the fuel is just as good after you've cooked in it first.

chickenann



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 13 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The main difference is that they have lawyers to check their claims would get past trading standards and you don't.

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