Canola oil

Pronunciation: can-o-la oil

Canola oil / canola flower
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What is Canola oil?

It is a culinary version of rapeseed oil, very popular cooking oil since 2008 and is produced from bright yellow rape plant found extensively in large fields of United Kingdom. Canola oil has low saturated fat content and so is praised for its health benefits. Also, it contains omega 3,6 and 9 which reduces cholesterol level and keep your heart healthy. This oil can be used for frying at high temperature without any compromise in its color, flavor or other characteristics.

How to choose the best?

Look for the content description on the product. Most of them will have zero cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates and protein. Compare the fat content per serving and choose the one with lowest fat content.

How to use it?

Because of its smooth texture, subtle flavor and its tendency to retain this flavor at high temperatures, Canola oil is considered to be the most versatile cooking oil. It can be used for shallow and deep frying, baking or even roasting. It can also be used as an alternative for olive oil.

Where to store canola oil?

Canola oil can be stored at room temperature for months, but ensure that it is in a steel container and not kept under direct sunlight.

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