Raw material

Our raw material comes from sustainably managed Finnish rapeseed crops. The BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ powder is made by refining rapeseed from the oil milling process.

Rapeseed powder is considered a food ingredient produced from plant parts. It is produced from the seeds of non-genetically modified double low (00) cultivars of Brassica rapa L. and Brassica napus L. species by screw-pressing the seeds to obtain partially de-oiled press-cake. Rapeseed powder is then manufactured via further processing. Both species belong to the Brassica genus of the Brassicaceae family similarly to mustard, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

The common names are the oil seed rape for B. napus and the turnip rape for B. rapa. The canola name was introduced specifically for 00-low cultivars in Canada in 1970’s and has been most used common noun for turnip and oil seed rape in Canada. The 00-colza oil is a synonym related originally to 00-rapeseed oil (CODEX, 1999 (2017)), therefore, the Colza powder may also refer to the Rapeseed powder produced from the oil seed rape and the turnip rape.

Appearance and Taste

BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ inherits its appearance and taste features from rapeseed raw material.


Dark colour from a natural source.


Mild taste. Easy to add flavours.

Sustainable production

BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ is produced in an environmentally sound, chemical-free process. The oil is separated from the seed through pressing and oil refinery is physical. We utilise 100% of the rapeseed.

Oil pressing mill

  • Fully owned by Apetit
  • The largest oil pressing mill in Finland
  • In addition to BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™, produces vegetables oil and animal feed expeller cakes
  • Production certified according to ISO22000 and FSSC22000