I use extra virgin olive oil most of the time for flavor and health benefits. When baking, I use canola oil!
04/06/2010 - 2:07pm
I only use coconut oil, butter and olive oil at low temperatures.
I really believe that canola oil is very unhealthy. If you would like to read more information on why I believe that you can read in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
I also know that although it states "0" trans-fats on the label of canola oil, they are actually allowed to put in ".5" grams of trans-fats and not list it. We all know that trans-fats are the worst kind of fats to use.
It is also rancid by the time we get if from the store shelves.
We should not be eating any trans-fats in my opinion.
As far as GMO (genetically modified) plants--they are causing a ton of allergies in people, have adverse side effects, and they are creating super weeds that can't be killed.
I am sorry by I cannot support canola oil in any way.
I am not trying to be a downer, or start a fight over fats. This is just something that I believe VERY strongly in, and feel that people should know the truth (in my humble opinion) as well as others.
The company Monsanto has a lot to do with canola oil, and everything to do with GMO products. Something we should all be worried about!
04/06/2010 - 7:47pm
I use evoo as my first choice. Canola is second and I like Peanut Oil for popcorn...don't know if is that healthy, but tastes better than canola for that purpose.
04/06/2010 - 9:52pm
We lived in Spain for almost 20 years and I can't imagine not cooking with olive oil.
04/06/2010 - 9:58pm
I've always heard that olive oil is good to cook with. How does it compare to canola oil?
04/07/2010 - 2:11pm
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
04/13/2010 - 4:48pm
I prefer olive oil to cook with (for one thing, my husband thinks he doesn't like canola oil. Olive oil is also very healthful, having lots of omega-3's. It's also more versatile, since you can use it for a bread dipping sauce.
04/13/2010 - 4:53pm
I too avoid GMOs and, though it is difficult, anything to do with Monsanto. I stick to virgin olive oil, coconut oil and real butter. Fats are not the evil that we have been led to believe, but unnatural fats can certainly do a number on your health.
04/13/2010 - 5:00pm
I cook pretty much all the time with canola oil. Only time I use another kind is in Italian recipes and I would use Olive oil. Even use Canola in my baking recipes.
04/13/2010 - 5:02pm
I cook with Canola, Olive oil, and Extra Virgin Olive oil..