What is canola oil?

Canola is the name given to a rapeseed variety developed in Canada since the 1970s. Its name comes from Canadian oil, low acid. Canada is the world’s largest canola producer, and exports in numerous countries. Well known for its superior nutritional qualities, canola is a popular vegetable oil which contains most good fats, such as omega-3, 6 and 9, which are in ideal proportion. This high stability oil is mostly used by the catering industry in deep-frying processes. It helps reduce or completely eliminate trans fatty acids from deep-fried food.

Canola’s nutritional benefits

  • Cholesterol- and trans-fat-free
  • Low in saturated fat, responsible for bad cholesterol
  • Source of omega-6 necessary for proper brain function, and essential to healthy infant growth
  • Source of omega-3 which helps prevent heart attacks and strokes
  • Source of vitamins E and K, and plant sterols which prevent heart diseases


CanolaInfo is a source of information about canola oil for consumers, professionals, health care professionals, chefs, media, teachers or any other people who want to know more about the healthiest convenience oil on the market. The CanolaInfo team is supported by Canadian canola producers, seed suppliers, exporters, food processors, food businesses, and various governments.

To learn more about canola oil, go to canolainfo.org.


Canola Council

Canola Council is the association which covers all levels of the canola production, distribution, and transformation chain in Canada. It promotes canola globally, provides information to the public and professionals about the product, fosters research on canola benefits, and works on constantly improving its quality.

For further information about the Canola Council, and access its information, please go to canolacouncil.org

Kosher certification

To learn more about kosher certification, please go to ok.org