Clarifying Internet Rumors
CanolaInfo Program Manager Shaunda Durance-Tod responds to misconceptions about canola oil in The Western Producer. Internet rumors spread false information about the origins and content of canola oil, and consumers “are not sure what to believe,” she explains. Durance-Tod clarifies that canola oil is not the same as rapeseed oil and does not create mustard gas. Instead, canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat and can help lower LDL cholesterol and help control blood glucose.