Frying with rapeseed oil – is it suitable?
Refined rapeseed oil, sometimes labelled vegetable oil, has a high smoke point, so can be used for frying, roasting or baking.
When you fry with oils it’s best to choose an oil with a high smoke point. The smoke point for oils is the temperature at which the oil starts to give off smoke and burn. Refined rapeseed oil, sometimes labelled vegetable oil, is a good choice of oil for deep frying, as it has a high smoke (or burn) point. See our infographic to compare the smoke points of different cooking oils. Typically refined oils have a higher smoke point than unrefined (e.g. extra virgin or cold pressed), making refined oils more suitable for frying.