Canola oil comes from the seeds of the canola plant, usually found in Canada. Once harvested, canola seeds are taken to a facility where they are crushed to release the oil contained within the seed. This oil is then further refined and bottled as canola oil.
Canola oil contains good amounts of monounsaturated fats, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and has more than 90% good fats, which helps cut cholesterol levels. It is naturally rich in vitamins E and K and helps reduce skin problems and ageing signs like acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots apart from helping in maintaining coagulation of blood.
Canola oil has 7% saturated fat, compared to 9% for sunflower oil, 13% for corn oil, and 14% for olive oil, which is less than any other usual cooking oil out there. It also absorbs 30 to 40 per cent less oil than other oils on the market.
Canola Oil's shelf life is usually two years, when stored at room temperature. After opening, the oil may last up to 6-12 months.
Canola oil contains two fatty acids that are essential in your diet because your body can't make them, namely - Linoleic acid and Alpha-linolenic acid. Linoleic Acid is an essential omega-6 fatty acid that protects against heart attacks and strokes by helping to lower bad cholesterol, and Alpha-linolenic acid is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that’s important for the brain and for the growth and development of infants. It also has high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids that.
Hudson Canola is high in Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA), which lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and helps control blood glucose, making it a healthy cooking oil for people with type 2 diabetes.
Hudson Canola contains high levels of Vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and makes free radicals inactive, protecting against skin damage and cancer, and reducing the chances of wrinkles and fine-lines. Consuming a diet made with Hudson Canola can essentially make you look younger. In fact, one serving of canola provide 20% of the daily value of Vitamin E required by human body for healthy living.
A diet prepared with Hudson Canola can help reduce certain types of cancer, heart disease, memory loss, indigestion, and much more.
Indian recipes usually involve cooking the foods at high temperatures, and Hudson Canola has a high-smoking point (242 degrees C), making it ideal for Indian cooking. It can be used for a range of cooking style, from sauteing, deep and shallow frying, and drizzling over salads, to even as a replacement for butter while baking.
‘Canola’ is an acronym for ‘Canada Oil Low Acid’, a reference to where it was discovered (Canada) and its low Erucic Acid content. Erucic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, which when consumed in high content, can be bad for heart health.
Yes. Before being approved for food use, Canola Oil was required to go through animal feeding trials to ensure it was a safe edible oil. And a great deal of research has been done which shows the benefits of incorporating Canola Oil into human diets.