Pentti Christian from Ellerslie Farm
Pentti's interest in oils began while investigating the prospects of creating bio-diesel fuel. But he soon saw the culinary benefits of rapeseed oil and after three years of research and development, his ‘Ellerslie’ brand Extra Virgin Rapeseed oil was born.
The seed (which is 100% Manx) is pressed, filtered and bottled at Ellerslie Farm in Crosby. Even the ‘waste’ isn’t wasted, but instead, used as sheep feed because of its high protein content. Rapeseed is the highest quality oil, with fantastic health benefits. It has one of the lowest saturated fat contents of any culinary oil, and much higher levels of Omega 3, 6 and 9. These fats are great for brain function, immunity and the condition of your hair and nails.
But rapeseed oil is mainly used for its wonderful nutty taste, perfect for marinades and salad dressings and has a high flash point so is great for baking, frying and roasting.
MostlyManx shop in Douglas stocks two sizes of rapeseed oil. 500ml and 250ml.