Most of the crop that goes into this cold-pressed oil comes from fields that lie in the shadow of Newgrange, and all of it is sourced from the Boyne Valley
Newgrange Gold Premium Irish Seed Oils
John Rogers leads an unlikely double life, practising as a Dublin barrister during the week - and also producing a premium range of seed oils on his 90-acre farm in County Meath.
Set on a hillside overlooking the River Boyne, with the ancient passage tomb at Knowth clearly visible and the top of the Newgrange tomb peeking up over the trees John’s farm is breathtakingly beautiful. Most of the crop that goes into the oil comes from fields that lie in the shadow of Newgrange, and all of it is sourced from the Boyne Valley.
The range of products includes rapeseed oil as well as two flavoured versions (garden herbs and chilli garlic). While John is one of just a handful of Irish farmers who are producing rapeseed oil, he is also Ireland’s only producer of camelina oil, an ancient plant related to rapeseed that’s bursting with omegas – just one teaspoon of the oil contains your entire recommended daily allowance of omega 3.
The oil itself is untouched and unadulterated – it’s cold-pressed oil and nothing more. Rapeseed oil is lower in saturated fats and has 10 times more omega 3 than olive oil. With a higher heat point than olive oil, rapeseed oil is great for cooking but really comes into its own as a salad dressing because it’s not heated.
Newgrange Gold started up in 2010 has been on store shelves since March 2012. Check their website for details of stockists.
Might also like
Ardee, Co. Louth
Butchers / Meat & Game
Peter Callaghan’s great-grandfather started trading in Ardee in 1906 and Peter continues that tradition today as a fourth-generation butcher.
More than 100 years later, Peter is still doing things much the same way his great-grandfather did: buying cattle and shee ...
Skerries, Co. Dublin
Café / Deli / Speciality Store / Wine Bar
Peter and Deirdre Dorrity's charming specialist food shop and café is in the centre of Skerries with a wide pavement at the front that allows space for an outside seating area - making a very pleasant place to enjoy a bite to eat while people-watching in fine weat ...
Ballivor, Co. Meath
Confectionery / Online Shop
The man behind this evocatively named product is Aran Islands native,Tomás Poil, from the small island of Inis Oirr.
His love of fudge all began with the treats his granny used to send him when he went away to school, but since starting to make fudge commerciall ...
Dublin 1, Dublin City
Bakery / Café
Ann Murphy and Raffaele Cavallo's little bakery and café has been delighting discerning Dubliners - and providing a refuge from the thundering traffic along the quays outside - since 1996.
Although tiny, it just oozes Italian chic - not surprisingly, perhaps, as ...
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Husband and-wife team Valentina and Owen Doorly are behind Il Valentino and are passionate about Italian food. Their Grand Canal Basin bakery may boast a modern, super stylish interior – with oranges, pinks, modern plastic seating and leather banquettes – yet ...