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Canola oil

What is canola oil? About the ingredient canola oil. Including 656 recipes with canola oil, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.


Canola oil is low in saturated fat, is high in monounsaturated fat, and has a beneficial omega-3 fatty acid profile. The Canola Council of Canada states that it is completely safe and is the "healthiest" of all commonly used cooking oils.

It has well established heart health benefits and is recognized by many health professional organizations including the American Dietetic Association, and American Heart Association, among others.

Canola oil has been authorized a qualified health claim from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on its ability to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to its unsaturated fat content. 

There are a number of more recent studies that raise questions about the healthfulness of of any product (such as canola oil) due to the high ratio of Omega-6 vs Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon (13g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 114Calories from Fat 117
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.0g 20%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Canola oil is usually found in the oils section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Canola oil is a member of the Fats and Oils USDA nutritional food group.

How much does canola oil weigh?

measure grams
1 tablespoon 13
1 teaspoon 4
1 cup 218

In Chinese:菜籽油
British (UK) term: Canola oil
en français:huile de canola
en español:aceite de canola

Recipes using canola oil

There are 647 recipes that contain this ingredient.

 Warm Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
15 Minute Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
A Better Crockpot Meatloaf
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African Spiced Carrots
All American Pot Roast
Almond Cherry Bundt Cake
Almond Cherry Cookies
Almond Raspberry Layered Cake
Almond Thumbprint Cookies (Low Fat, Low Calorie)
Almond, Cashew and Dried Fruits Granola

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