Canola oil

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Benefits of canola oil

  • Canola oil has several health benefits. It is low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Canola oil is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain and heart health.
  • Canola oil is also rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, canola oil has a high smoke point, which means it can be heated to high temperatures without breaking down and releasing harmful compounds.
Great value canola oil in a bottle

Nutritional content

  • One tablespoon (15 ml) of canola oil contains:
  • 124 calories
  • 14 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of saturated fat
  • 9 grams of monounsaturated fat
  • 4 grams of polyunsaturated fat
  • 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids
  • 2 milligrams of vitamin E
  • Canola oil is also free of trans fats, which are known to increase the risk of heart disease.
Canola Oil bottle

Comparison to other oils

  • Canola oil is often compared to other types of oils, such as olive oil and coconut oil. Here is how canola oil compares to these oils:
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is also a good source of monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, but it has a lower smoke point than canola oil, which means it is not as suitable for high-temperature cooking methods.
  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat and does not contain any omega-3 fatty acids. While it has been touted as a health food in recent years, research has shown that it may not be as beneficial *for heart health as previously thought.
  • Overall, canola oil is a healthy and versatile oil that can be used for a variety of cooking and baking purposes.

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