Canola oil is expelled from Canola seed, a yellow flowering plant of the brassica genus, which also contains broccoli, turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, and mustard in its family.
Canola is neither rapeseed nor mustard becauseof varied nutritional summary. Canola has been conventionally plant bred from rapeseed since 1970s by Canadian plant breeders. The name Canola was adapted in 1978 by Canadian Industry, which was derived from “Canadian Oil, Low Acid”.
Not all fat is bad. Containing LOWEST saturated BAD Fats amongst all vegetable oils, Canola Oil has HIGHESTmonounsaturated GOOD fats (which are known to reduce Blood Cholesterol levels) and has the best ratio (1:2) of Omega3 : Omega6 essential fatty acidswhen compared to other edible vegetable oils. Being Cholesterol free, it is a rich source of Vitamin-E and Omega3.
Standing as a best bet in essential role for a healthy diet and human nutrition, Canola has been approved with a US FDA heart health claim. Fat is part of every cell in the body, a valuable source of energy, aids in absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as beta-carotene, keeps body warm and slows digestion so that you feel full for a longer period.
Facts of Fats
Low fat diets are always linked with reduced risk of chronic diseases like heart diseases, cancer diabetes and obesity. In this fighting with fats, an important fact has been lost- “Some fats are needed in the diet, some dietary fats are essential and they must be eaten because our body cannot make them”(Ornish et al., 1998)