• Canola oil, which is made from the crushed seeds of the canola plant, is among the healthiest of cooking oils.
  • It has the lowest saturated fat content of any oil commonly consumed in the U.S., at just 7 percent.
  • Although it's low in saturated fat, canola oil is very high in healthy unsaturated fats. It's an excellent source of the omega-6 fatty acid, linolenic acid, and it is higher in the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) than any other oil commonly used. These fats are particularly important in the diet because the human body can't produce them.

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