Never mind the olive – here’s the rapeseed!

Anyone driving through the British countryside recently can’t fail to have noticed the abundant fields of beautiful, bright yellow rapeseed.

Well judging by the soaring popularity of the edible oil produced from rapeseed you’re going to be seeing a lot more of it in the coming years.

Growers are now starting to find that there’s gold in them thar fields as rapeseed oil has become the fastest growing vegetable oil in the UK.

Fields of golden rapeseed - providing a healthier alternative to other vegetable oils

Fields of golden rapeseed – providing a healthier alternative to other vegetable oils

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If you love burgers you’ll relish this news

As a vegetarian living with a meat eating wife and daughter I often struggle when they decide they want to go to a burger restaurant.

Many of the veggie burger options I’ve tried leave a lot to be desired but over the years there is one restaurant chain that has never let me down for a magnificent veggie burger option and that is Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

The restaurant had a fabulous and late lamented goat cheese burger called a Billy that blew all other veggie burgers away.

The mighty GBK Billy burger - one of the finest veggie burgers ever made.

The mighty GBK Billy burger – one of the finest veggie burgers ever made.

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New variety of asparagus that can be eaten raw

Great news for asparagus fans – a new variety that can also be eaten raw is being trialled in the UK right now.

The variety, called Burgundine, is a purple and green cross and has been grown in Thornham, north Norfolk, specifically as a new salad crop.

It can be eaten raw because it contains slightly less lignim, the fibre element in asparagus.

Can be eaten raw - Tesco's new finest Burgundine asparagus

Can be eaten raw – Tesco’s new finest Burgundine asparagus

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