Canola Oil is a finest quality product from USA, introduced in India.
With worldwide issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, a simple change like using healthier cooking oil can make a significant difference. It is very low in saturated fats as compared to other cooking oils. Canola oil has 7% saturated fat, compared to 12% for sunflower oil, 13% for corn oil, and 15% for olive oil. It contains linoleic (omega-6) and α-linoleic acid (omega-3) essential fatty acids at 2:1 making it as one of the healthiest cooking oils at a ratio even better than olive oil. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil’s ability to reduce the risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated fat.
- High source of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA)
- Rich in omega fatty acids and Vitamin E
- Has considerably low level of saturated fat
- Best ratio of omega 3 and mega 6
- High smoking point
- Neutral taste and flavor
- It has highest levels of plant sterols, especially β-sitosterol and campesterols. Phyto-sterols competitively inhibit cholesterol absorption in the gut and thereby can reduce cholesterol levels by 10% to 15%.
- It is especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) which constitutes about 61% of total fats that help to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood. Research studies suggest that diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
- The oil contains vitamin E, particularly gamma-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
- Canola oil has highest smoke point oil is also an ideal choice for deep frying because it can be heated to a higher temperature (smoke point -450 °F). This results in lower oil retention in the fried foods.
Directions for use:
Because of its light flavor, high smoke point, and smooth texture, canola oil is one of the most versatile cooking oils. You can use it in a number of dishes and cooking methods, like:
- As a cooking oil for sautéing, stir-frying, grilling, and baking
- In salad dressings, sauces, and marinades
- To coat your pans for nonstick baking
- Instead of solid fats (such as margarine and butter) in recipes