Why not show your support for local shops and attractions this summer, where you can
find some of the finest local food, drinks, and produce right at your doorstep?
RAPESEED OIL FROM THE COLD PRESSED OIL COMPANY
The local countryside surrounding Emsworth has been ablaze with bright yellow flowers, as the English rape seed is in full bloom before harvesting starts in July and August.
Although this for many of us hay fever sufferers brings misery at this time of the year when the pollen count is high most of us rush to the chemist for some anti-histamine.
But the pain is worth the suffering as these little seeds produce the most amazing oil,
Rapeseed Oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use in your kitchen. It boasts fantastic health benefits including having less than half the saturated fat of olive oil, more than 10 times the amount of Omega 3 and it is also high in Vitamin E which the body uses to help maintain healthy skin and eyes and strengthen the body’s natural defence against illness and infection.
Rapeseed Oil also has a high smoke point which means that you can use this oil for anything from Cold Salads to Pan Frying and Roasting.
We use The Cold Press Oil Company based in Hampshire
www.coldpressedoil.co.uk for cooking and dressing salads.
NEVER FEAR, USING ANOTHER LOCAL PRODUCT COULD HELP COMBAT HAY FEVER
Could local Honey be the answer? The theory is that by eating local honey, you’re ingesting local pollen. Many believe that this allows your body to build up a resistance to pollen, thereby reducing your reaction to it and relieving hay fever that’s caused by pollen.
Although there are no definitive scientific studies to support the belief that local honey can help you build a resistance to pollen allergens, especially as cut grass can be a big cause of people suffering and bees do not collect pollen from grass.
But using this tasty local product is worth a try, not only helping with hay fever but boosting the local economy too!
There are Lots of local varieties around in local farm shops including Stansted and Southbourne.