Cooking Oil Facts: Canola Oil
Canola oil derives from the canola seed, a bright yellow flowering plant of the Brassica family. It is a popular oil in North America for frying foods and in salad dressing. It is ideal for sauteing or stir frying. Its bland taste ensures the spices are not overpowered.
Canola oil is ideal for deep frying because it reaches a smoke point of 468 degrees F.
Canola oil is low in saturated fat, high in monounsaturated fat, high in omega-3 fat, contains some omega-6 fat, and has no cholesterol or trans fat. It has moderate levels of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. For this reason many believe it is the healthiest cooking oil. Canola oil has many benefits: it can reduce blood cholesterol levels and may also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
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