Canola Oil FAQs
We have gathered up a number of common questions people ask about canola and canola oil and organized them into categories. Click on a category title to read the answers to the questions.
What is canola oil and where does it come from? Was canola developed using genetic engineering? How is canola oil processed? Have there been any human studies on canola oil?
Your body needs fat - to keep you warm, provide energy and help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids. The National Academy of Science Dietary Reference intakes, developed by Canadian and American nutrition experts, recommends that fat provide between 20% and 35% of total energy intake. But some fats are healthier for you than others. Canola oil provides more of the good fats than any other popular vegetable oil.
What is the nutritional content of canola oil? What vitamins can be found in canola oil? Is canola oil considered a healthy fat? What is the difference between linoleic and alpha-linolenic fatty acids?
What are the basics for making vinaigrettes with canola oil? What are the benefits of using canola oil in marinades? Can canola oil be used for baking? How long can canola oil be stored? What is the smoke point of canola oil? What temperature is used for deep-frying?
What is canola? What does canola look like? How is canola grown? What challenges does canola present to the farmer? What is the impact of no-till farming practices on greenhouse gas emissions? How does canola farming affect beneficial insects? What is the relationship between canola and bees?
Where does canola go when it leaves the farm? How is canola oil extracted? What is cold-pressed oil? What are some other uses of canola oil and canola products?
What is biotechnology? What is genetic engineering? What are the benefits of biotechnology? Can genetically modified foods be organically certified?