Facts about Canola
- The name canola comes from “Can” as in Canada and “ola” as in oil. Canola is 100% Canadian and was developed by plant scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Manitoba.
- There are more than 20,000 farmers growing canola in Saskatchewan. Over 50% of all canola grown is Canada is grown in Saskatchewan.
- 90% of the canola grown in Canada is shipped to our customers in other parts of the world.
- Canola oil is used all over the world. It is the number one cooking oil used in Canada and Japan, and the number two oil in the United States and Mexico. Overall, it is the third most consumed oil in the world.
- Canola oil is low in saturated fat and free of trans fat and cholesterol. It is also high in monounsaturated fat, which may help to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol.
- Canola oil contains an ideal ratio of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is also a good source of vitamins E and K.
- Canola oil has the most plant-based omega-3 fat compared to other commonly used cooking oils.