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Roni
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   Posted 6/16/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I just bought extra virgin olive oil with canola oil.
Is canola oil healthy and tolerable for us CDers?

Anyone have any problems with canola oil?

j_web
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   Posted 6/16/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
According to James Scala ('Eating Right for the Bad Gut'), those two oils are the ONLY ones we should have.

Jonny Five
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   Posted 6/16/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Canola oil is considered quite helathy for a cooking oil. The Canadian Canola Oil Council (admittedly a quite biased source) claims it is the healthiest "common" cooking oil available. The only valid negative that people harp on is that a large portion of canola oil is produced from genetically modified crop. I don't have a problem with GM foods, so I use a mix of canola and olive oil in all of my cooking.

ivy6
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   Posted 6/16/2010 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
You may not have this problem in the US, seeing as you rely so much on palm oil, but I have heard that people down here (Australia) are starting to run into problems as a result of relying too much on vegetable oils... so maybe don't overdo it.

I think olive is ok; canola, less so. Still, it's said to be better for your health than animal fats.

One good thing about canola is that it has a higher smoking point, so it can be better for shallow frying etc than olive oil.

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Roni
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   Posted 6/16/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks e1!
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