Canola oil, is an oil produced from any seed of the rape plant, the oil is produced by heating and then crushing the seed and the oil contained within the seed is extracted. Canola oil is an ingredient in a variety of foods and is one of the most consumed vegetable oil in the world, in fact, it is deemed as the number one oil in Japan and Canada.
Canola, a plant belonging to the Brassica family to which the cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are apart, so one must really know that this vegetable oil is very healthy and have many health benefits, a light yellow oil with very low levels of saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and is a good source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Studies have shown that canola oil is heart healthy which basically means that it lowers the risk of heart disease and heart attack which is one of the leading causes of death in the world especially in America.
Canola is described as one of the most versatile cooking oil with a light flavour and smooth texture and can be added to salad dressings, marinades, sauces, sautéing, baking, grilling and frying, also used as a substitute for margarine in baking.
Canola oil is high in calories, however, its high calorie content comes from better fats, it is enriched with vitamin E, vitamin K and antioxidants. With many people around trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, canola oil is the one to have as a part of this venture.
Canola oil lowers cholesterol, reduces inflammation treats skin problems like acne, blemishes wrinkles, in fact, the oil is used as a base in a variety of lotions and skin creams thus helps to maintain a healthy glowing skin. Canola oil is also beneficial for treating eczema and is good for the hair too because it prevents breakage, split ends and dryness. It improves memory and prevents cancer. While canola oil doesn’t contain many beneficial nutrients it is still good for the heart.