The fatty acid composition of cold-pressed rapeseed oil is versatile. About 95 percent of the fatty acids are monounsaturated.
Omega Fatty Acids
Virgino is rich in both the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in the proportion ideal for the human body. They help the body to lower the level of harmful cholesterol in blood. Virgino also contains fatty acids omega-7, which are particularly important for the skin and mucous membranes.
Oleic acid, one of the fatty acids Omega-9, is a monounsaturated fatty acid, of which there is about 63 percent in rapeseed oil. Oleic acid prevents rancidity of fats. Rancidity, i.e. oxidation, of fats is linked to development of cancer and heart diseases.
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that prevents fatty acids from turning rancid. It strengthens blood vessels, muscles and nervous system and is necessary for regeneration of cells. The vitamin E content in cold-pressed rapeseed oil is high. Just two tablespoonfuls a day is sufficient to meet the daily need. The natural vitamins in cold-pressed rapeseed oil are absorbed three times more effectively than synthetic vitamins.
Ubiquinone, or Coenzyme Q10, is a fat-soluble compound which plays an important role in cellular energy production and cardiac function. The effect of ubiquinone is antioxidative: it prevents oxidation of fats, such as LDL cholesterol, harmful to the arteries. It also restores oxidized vitamin E to its active form. Meat and fats are sources of ubiquinone. Virgino oil is a good source for those who eat meat rarely or never.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for the formation of blood coagulation factors. It is also relevant for the production of other proteins in blood, bone and connective tissue and the liver. Vitamin K is present in several leaf vegetables such as asparagus, kale and spinach, as well as vegetable oils.
Lecithin is a building material of human cells that regulates fat metabolism, lowers cholesterol levels in blood and improves the absorption and circulation of fat-soluble vitamins. Lecithin plays a major role in nerve and brain function. Lecithin is easily destroyed in industrial processes, cold pressing preserves it.
Cold-pressed rapeseed oil Virgino contains natural plant sterols. They are compounds found in plants, resembling cholesterol, that inhibit cholesterol absorption. They together with vitamin E lower the cholesterol level in blood.