Nutrition Q & A
What is the Source of Canola Oil?
The canola plant was developed from its close relation, the rapeseed plant, using traditional plant breeding methods. The oil extracted from canola seeds is very low in saturated fat and an excellent source of mono- and polyunsaturated fats.
Canola oil differs from rapeseed oil which is used in Europe and Asia. Canola oil is extremely low in erucic acid. While erucic acid hasn't been shown to affect human health, it's been linked to cardiac abnormalities in research animals. The Food and Drug Administration deems canola oil safe in food.