What is Canola Oil?
Learn more about the world's healthiest cooking oil in this two minute video.
"Heart-healthy, affordable and
ideal for any type of cooking."
Canola oil comes from the seeds of the canola plant. Once harvested, canola seeds are crushed and the oil contained within the seed is extracted. The average canola seed is 45% oil.
Canola oil is heart-healthy. It has the least saturated fat of any common cooking oil. In fact, it has less than half the saturated fat of olive or soybean oil. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil's ability to reduce the risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated fat. Click here for more information about canola oil's health and nutritional characteristics.
Learn about canola oil with registered dietitians Katherine Brooking and Julie Upton.
Canola oil is ideal for any type of cooking
From salad dressings to sautéing, canola oil's neutral taste and light texture make it a great match for just about everything. Furthermore, its high heat tolerance means you can use canola oil for anything from baking to stir-frying to deep-frying or grilling. Click here for our collection great recipes and information about cooking with canola oil.
Bistro Chicken Pasta Salad (CanolaInfo)
Canola oil is used around the world
In fact, it is the number one vegetable oil in Canada and Japan, while number two in Mexico and the United States. Overall, it is the third most consumed vegetable oil in the world.
There is a global need for healthier foods
With worldwide issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, a simple change like using a healthier cooking oil can make a significant difference.
There is a consistent, reliable supply of canola oil available to help make our world a healthier place.