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Monday, August 7th, 2023 7:46 AM

misleading product

Because I have to work on my health, I came home with, among other things, oatly oat milk. My son (19 years old) told me this is full of junk. This indeed appears to contain rapeseed oil which fuels inflammation. And that is precisely what I cannot use. On the Oatly website, rapeseed oil is marketed as a healthy ingredient, while this is really very bad, just like soy. I don't understand why this is used in a product that is supposed to be healthy.

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4 months ago

Hi there Silvia!
Thank so much for your message, let me explain in further detail why we've chosen this particular oil...
Rapeseed oil is our oil of choice to help us achieve different levels of fat across our drinks. It has an excellent fat composition (it has more unsaturated fats and less saturated fats than other plant based oils) and it also contains a good proportion of omega-3's.
In fact, it's one of the healthiest oils around and is recommended oil by the WHO, the UK's Eatwell Guide and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
I know there's a lot of discussion across social media about the health aspects of rapeseed oil but I can assure you that we choose our ingredients based on scientific evidence. You can find a great article here on OatlyFans containing a graph that compares plant-based oils from which you can see rapeseed is clearly ahead of all the rest when it comes to its fatty acid composition. You will also find links to studies in support of rapeseed oil and its positive impact on health.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions after reading!
All the best, Bex at Oatly