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3 reasons you should reach for canola oil when you’re cooking

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., April 6, 2010 - 11:33am

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Brierley asks: What oil do you cook with?


Olive oil for sauteeing, canola or peanut for frying


04/15/2010 - 7:04pm

What about the health benefits of grapeseed oil? It is very popular in France!



04/15/2010 - 7:07pm

I always use Olive Oil. I stopped using Canola Oil when it was revealed that Canola oil is rape seed and rape seed is a GMO product. Since I desire to keep as many GMO's out of my house, I will not use Canola.


04/15/2010 - 8:05pm

I use canola for cooking and in salad dressing..........I love the light flavor.


04/15/2010 - 8:09pm

I cook with Canola Oil and I use Canola Oil Spray for baking pans. If you spray a loaf pan lightly and place a trimmed piece of parchment paper in the bottom, then spray lightly again, you will never have a sweet bread stick again. If I cook fish, I use 1 to 1 canola oil and real butter for flavor. Canola oil does not add any flavor to your cooking like olive oil does.


04/15/2010 - 8:33pm

canola or smart balance oil or olive oi


04/15/2010 - 9:39pm

I totally dislike canola oil. Olive oil is my everyday oil. I also use several nut oils, especially peanut, for selective things. They are stored in the frig and are available when I need an alternative taste. There the fragile oils will keep for many months, even years. butter is a rare thing, but invaluable for a few things. I can have it go rencid, just to show you how infrequently I use it.


04/15/2010 - 11:48pm

I prefer safflower oil, since I find that canola has an odd fishy flavor.


04/16/2010 - 1:15am

Really, you need to do more research on canola oil...not healthy whether organic or not. Many other good oils to cook with: olive oil. grape seed oil, nut oils, but not canola...


04/16/2010 - 1:31am

We cook with Grape Seed Oil or Rice Bran Oil - less flavour than Canola and they seem to be good quality, good health oils.


04/16/2010 - 3:46am

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