Canola Eat Well

Squeezing Oil From Seeds

November 2022—

Canola seeds, soybeans, palm fruit, sunflower seeds and olives produce the common vegetable oils used in kitchens around the world. Each has its own processing method based on seed characteristics and customer preference.

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Have you ever wondered how we get canola oil from the seeds?

November 2022—Canola seed arrives fresh from the farm to the crushing facility. The canola seed is sifted to remove any plant bits or weed seeds that came along for the ride. The seed is heated just enough to soften and machine-roll with precision, aka flaked, into just the right thickness to crush open the seed coat...
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What does the fat chart tell us?

September 2022—

Canola oil is low in saturated fat, high in monounsaturated fat and contains omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid. What does all that really mean for the health of canola oil consumers? And how does that compare to competing oils and fats?

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Pathway To Boost Canola Oil Usage In Ontario

March 2022—Consumer surveys show that canola oil lags olive oil in the Ontario market. Canola Eat Well can use data on consumer preferences and decision drivers to create canola oil promotion strategies for Canada’s biggest market. While canola oil is the most used oil in Western Canada, the same can’t be said for Ontario, home to...
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What does sustainability mean to others?

January 2022—

Farmers are not alone in the quest for sustainability. All businesses are looking for ways to keep going in the face of change. This article talks to PepsiCo’s Steven James, cookbook author Claire Tansey and Canadian Centre for Food Integrity CEO John Jamieson to see what sustainability
means to them, and how this relates to canola growers.

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