Health Benefits of Canola Oil

High in "good fats"

Fats are made up of smaller units called fatty acids. Canola oil is rich in two polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential in your diet because your body can't make them:

  • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)  is an essential omega-3 fatty acid.
  • Linoleic acid (LA)  is an essential omega-6 fatty acid.

Canola oil also contains very high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids.

Canola oil is authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration to carry a heart-health claim.

Lowest in "bad fats"

Compared to the other common vegetable oils the market, canola oil has the lowest levels of unhealthy fat:

  • Saturated fats raise the bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body and have been linked to coronary heart disease. Olive oil and soybean oil contain twice as much saturated fat as canola oil.

Comparison Of Dietary Fats

No cholesterol

Like other vegetable fats, canola oil is free of cholesterol.

Contains vitamins E and K

Vitamin E is an antioxidant and vitamin K is needed for normal blood clotting.