Newgrange Gold Rapeseed Oil and Camelina Oil
Newgrange Gold Rapeseed Oil and Camelina Oil
Newgrange Gold Rapeseed Oil and Camelina Oil
Newgrange Gold Rapeseed Oil and Camelina Oil
Newgrange Gold Rapeseed Oil and Camelina Oil
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Newgrange Gold Rapeseed Oil and Camelina Oil

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Newgrange Gold was started in 2010 by John Rogers, Barrister and Farmer and now managed by his son, Jack Rogers. The business is run from the Rogers’ family farm that looks over the historic and beautiful Boyne Valley looking over the Boyne river at Crewbawn. John saw an opportunity in creating a brand that connected the rich and ancient soils of the Boyne valley and the high-quality food that is produced there. The birth of Newgrange Gold came from seeing Oilseed Rape grown on the Rogers’ farm leaving in trailers to the local merchant. John wondered if there was any way to add value to the crops grown on the farm.

The first bottle of oil was produced in the Summer of 2011 and under the guidance of Bronagh Conlon, now of Listoke Gin, the business extended its Newgrange Gold range to infused oil and a unique oil called Camelina “Wild Flax” oil. Bronagh also helped devise a more supermarket-friendly label scheme for our oils.

In 2012, Jack Rogers, John’s son, became involved in the business and took over the running of it. The business has expanded from having a modest staff of 2 to having 6 in 2017, and is still growing. He concentrates on retail and food service mainly and has taken on two members of staff to cover retail stores in Ireland.

Camelina Sativa Irish ‘Wildflax’ Oil

Camelina Sativa is a plant from the mustard family (Brassicaceae) and was used widely in Europe until the 1940’s when Rapeseed was introduced. It was commonly grown for its oil which was used as oil-lamp fuel.

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.

Camelina has many names: ‘gold-of-pleasure’, ‘false flax’, ‘wild flax’ (because it is commonly found growing together with common flax), ‘German sesame’ and ‘Siberian oilseed’ because it is a hardy, cold-tolerant plant that seems to deserve that name.

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

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

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.

Newgrange Gold rapeseed & camelina “wild flax” oil is not pressed from GM/GMO (genetically modified/genetically modified organism) crops.

Rapeseed Oil

Oil Seed Rape (Brassica Napus) is a plant from the Mustard family and originates from North America.

You will see fields of gold dotting the countryside in recent years transforming the landscape into an ever-expanding vibrant yellow patchwork each April and May.

The plant was introduced into Europe in the 1940’s as it had a higher yield than other oilseed crops.It is the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world.

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 gives it 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.

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