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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?


I use mostly olive oil for cooking


04/16/2010 - 10:50am

I use cannola oil for cooking. I have never been able to develpe a taste for olive oil. I have tried many varieties and they all taste bitter to me. I use cannola oil for a base in my salad dressings,which I make homemade as I am allergic to preservatives, especially sulfites. As far as genetically altered foods, I don't see what harm there could be. I think that altering food genetically has been happening since humans first started growing their own food. Jusst my opinion, Carol in Ft. Lauderdale


04/16/2010 - 8:51am

Is soybean oil related to reape seed too? I am allergic to anything that has soya in it and it is almost impossible to buy anything that doesn't have it. I usually just use olive oil.


04/16/2010 - 4:26am

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

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

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


04/16/2010 - 1:15am

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

canola or smart balance oil or olive oi


04/15/2010 - 9:39pm

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

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


04/15/2010 - 8:09pm

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