Living a healthy lifestyle never goes out of style. And canola can help people achieve it! Developed right here in Canada and grown by 43,000 farmers across the Prairies, this tiny round black seed is transformed into a healthy, sustainable, versatile, and affordable cooking and salad oil used in kitchens and restaurants around the world.
Looking for ways to achieve a better health outcome? Among common cooking and salad oils, canola oil has the least saturated fat (half that of olive oil and soybean oil!) and the most plant-based omega-3 fat. Canola oil’s neutral taste, light texture and high smoke point make it a great match for everyday use. Best of all, canola oil is affordable, at just pennies per serving.
*Source: Canola oil is a healthy fat
According to Canada’s Food Guide, choosing foods that contain mostly healthy fats instead of foods that contain mostly saturated fat, like canola oil, can help lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. And if you’re one of the 11.7 million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, canola oil can even help maintain a low glycemic-load diet, while also improving blood cholesterol and blood glucose control.
*Source: Research-backed health benefits
Canola oil can truly do it all! Its neutral taste and light texture make it ideal for everything from salad dressings, to sauces and marinades. Its high smoke point — one of the highest of all cooking oils at 468°F (242°C) — is perfect for sautéing, stir-frying, and deep-frying. Love baking? Baking with canola oil instead of solid fats like butter, lard, or shortening can help reduce saturated fat intake and produce a moist, soft texture in baked products.
*Source: Culinary qualities of canola oil
Ready to start using more heart-healthy canola oil in your kitchen creations? Whether you’re whipping up a salad, firing up the grill, making crispy French fries, or baking a tasty treat, canola oil has you covered. Take a look at the recipes below to get started.
Canola oil’s many health benefits didn’t come by mistake. In the 1970s, Canadian researchers developed the canola plant specifically to provide us with a healthy and sustainable cooking oil. Over the past half century, the unique invention has become the most-used cooking oil in Canada and a staple in kitchens around the world. Today, more than 207,000 Canadian jobs are linked to canola – and if you buy a bottle of canola oil of any size or brand at any grocery store, you can feel great about supporting Canadian farmers.
*Source: Canola, a Canadian success story