What's The Difference Between Vegetable And Canola Oil?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm not sure why some oils/ingredients are called "vegetable oil" - not sure exactly what specific oils are in them.

Canola oil, from the rapeseed, may, according to some studies, be linked to macular degeneration, but this is possibly still controversial. Here's a link about that.

The monounsaturated oils, like almond, peanut, walnut and olive, are excellent for health, particularly cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Costs more, but it's worth it!

At home I use olive for low temperature sautes and salad dressings and baking, and peanut oil for high temperature frying and roasting.
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Brenda Harrell answered
Hi, I just found a few facts everyone should know before buying anything containing canola. Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words "Canada" and "oil". Canola is a genetically engineered plant developed in Canada from the Rapeseed Plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants. You may consider using Grape seed oil or walnut oil. I love them both and they taste great. Take Care!
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Anonymous commented
Canola isn't all genetically engineered - but there is a genetically engineered version of Canola, it has herbicide resistance engineered into it so that growers can get higher yields by blitzing it with weedkillers to knock out any weed competition.
But there definitely are non-GM varieties of canola, it is grown here in Australia. Yes, it is also called Rapeseed.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Interesting. My recipe calls for canola oil, but I am assuming I can use olive oil instead?

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