The Process

Cold pressing

All Newgrange Gold Oils are cold pressed, which means the oils are crushed using mechanical force. There is no other treatment other than filtering after this. The oils are therefore considered to be virgin and maintain a lot of their natural health benefits.

Combine harvester cutting the rapeseed at Newgrange Gold farm               Filtering the rapeseed at Newgrange Gold farm

Filter

This involves filtering out any unwanted particles of seed from the crushing process. The filtering process does not remove any of the nutritional benefits from the oil.

Bottling and Labelling

Once filtered the oils are stored for a short period and then bottled and labelled for sales.

Rapeseed from Newgrange Gold farm in handRapeseed Oil

Rapeseed oil is High in Omega 3 and contains other essential fatty acids. It is also very high in vitamin E which acts as a natural anti-oxidant and prevents it from going rancid and makes it have a high smoke point for cooking.

Newgrange Gold purchases its seed from local farmers in the Boyne Valley region. The soil in the region is very good for producing a mild tasting rapeseed oil, while also providing it with a decent amount of Omega 3.

Oil Seed Rape (Brassica Napus) is a plant from the Mustard family and originates from North America. The plant was introduced into Europe in the 1940’s as it had a higher yield than other oilseed crops.

Camelina “Wild Flax” Oil

Camelina “Wild Flax” oil is very high in Omega 3 (38.6g/100ml) and has a lot of vitamin E, which acts as an anti-oxidant. This give it a much longer shelf life than Linseed oil/ Flax oil. It also boasts the best balance of Omega 3 to 6, which helps reduce inflammation in the body.

Camelina Sativa is a plant from the mustard family and is originally from Europe. It is a low input crop and is used as a break crop between wheat, oat and barley crop rotations. Other crops can also be incorporated into these rotations. The root system of Camelina helps to break up the soil and create drainage for future crops. The plant is very ancient and has been used by humans for food for over 3000 years. Camelina was used widely in Europe until the 1940’s when Rapeseed was introduced.

The superior yields from rapeseed made it a more favourable crop than camelina sativa. Nowadays, the superior oil content of Camelina is becoming more widely known and it is slowly making a niche for itself.

Our Ambition

Newgrange Gold strives to provide high quality healthy oils at a reasonable price. We also aim to increase the production of native oil seed in Ireland and create new markets for Irish farmers at home and abroad.
 

Jack Rogers holding camelina oils from Newgrange Gold Newgrange Gold event held in a canopy at Newgrange