R-oil is a family business based in the Cotswolds. In 2005, when prices for rape seed were so low, we operated at a loss, we noticed that the only British vegetable oil available was industrially / chemically extracted oil. The demand for healthy and unprocessed oil has always been strong but only Olive Oil has been available which is obviously not local to this country.
Spotting a hole in the market we imported a series of presses from Germany and began cold pressing rape seed to produce an incredibly pure product. Put simply, our machines literally squeeze the oil from each tiny seed of rape using only pressure. The resulting oil is a rich, amber coloured liquid, full of nutritional value. Each seed has in the region of 40% oil and the remaining 60% is currently condensed into a pellet and then either fed directly to our neighbours’ cattle or put into other small pet foods.