Germany's leading producer for cold-pressed kernel oils
Teutoburger Ölmühle is Germany's market leader in cold-pressed rapeseed and sunflower oil. The rapid rise to success of the company, founded by engineers in the year 2000, is due to the development of a unique, innovative production method. Before being pressed, the rapeseed is de-hulled and only the golden-yellow kernel is pressed, giving a top-quality rapeseed kernel oil with a mildly nutty flavour and a deep golden colour. The same process applies to the sunflower kernel oil: de-hulling prior to pressing..
Processed in this way, the resulting oil is free from the bitter substances contained in the husks. Therefore, energy- and chemical-intensive refining is unnecessary. The cold-pressing is also different from orthodox methods. By cooling the oil press, the oil remains constantly under the critical temperature of 40° C and this guarantees a true cold pressing. Valuable vitamins, anti-oxidants and the delicate nutty flavour are thereby retained.
For Teutoburger Ölmühle, producing the best quality product is not enough. The company is run on the principles of sustainable economics and nil waste. All different parts of the seed are used; the expeller cake of the rapeseed kernels is a new ingredient for the food industry, second press oils are used for detergents or as a renewable energy source. Additionally, the press cake is a high protein feed for animals. Thus, a closed loop recycling and value adding system shows as a best practice example how modern sustainability can be transferred to daily business practice.
The whole seed is obtained from controlled integrated contract cultivation in Germany only and from controlled organic cultivation in Europe.