So is British rape seed oil healthier than the long lauded olive oil? I note (and peering at the labels seems to confirm this) that rape seed oil is lower in fat and saturated fat than olive oil. And it smokes at a higher temperature, which in theory makes it better for stir fries. Can also be used for frying of course, which I do a fair bit of in preparing my italian pasta sauces. Must admit that a small evil part of me would love to tell a few Italians of my acquaintance that olive oil is cancerous So over to you expert folk.