Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Brassica napus L.|
|Common Names||: Canola Oil|
|Tamil Name||: Kadugu enney / கடுகு எண்ணெய்|
|Telugu Name||: Avanune|
|Hindi Name||: Sarso Ka Tel|
Cold-Pressed canola oil is a vegetable oil found in various foods. Canola is an oilseed plant developed by the Canadian scientists through plant crossbreeding. And so the name “Canola”, here, Can comes from Canada and ola means oil.
Canola plants are found to have different nutrients that are safe for humans. Nearly 90% of canola plants are grown in the United States. These plants are used to produce canola oil and canola meal (an animal feed).
Canola oil is not only used food, it is also used in different ways; as an alternative to diesel, and one of the items in manufacturing tires or other plasticizers.
Nutritional Value of Canola oil
One tbsp (15ml) of canola oil contains the following;
- Calories: 124
- Vitamin E: 12%
- Vitamin K: 12%
- Saturated Fats: 7%
- Monounsaturated fats: 64%
- Polyunsaturated Fats: 28%
Health Benefits of Canola Oil
- Canola oil is rich in healthy fats such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that regulate your bodily functions.
- Saturated fat helps to maintain your cholesterol levels and thus boost your heart health.
- Vitamin E and K can reduce ageing factors like acne, wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, spots.
- Applying canola oil with some essential oil can treat skin problems, hydrates and nourishes your skin.
- Research has shown that people who have consumed canola oil regularly for about 4 weeks have reduced their belly fat by 1.5%. So it helps for those looking to lose their weight.
- Further, Canola oil can give your relief from inflammation and joint stiffness.
Canola oil preparation involves many steps;
- The seeds are cleaned well and preheated at 35℃.
- Then the cell walls are ruptured and the seed flakes are cooked for about 15-20 minutes.
- Then the cooked canola flakes are pressed to extract oil.
- The extracted oil is then refined by various methods to extend shelf life.
Canola oil can also show negative effects when overconsumed. It can cause an impact on memory, increase inflammation, and may affect your heart health. Also it is not suggested to consume regularly. Consult your doctor before using.