Vegetable Oil - Canola, Corn, Rice Bran, Soybean & Sunflower Oils*

Canola Oil

Canola oil comes from the seeds of the canola plant. Once harvested, canola seeds are crushed and the oil contained within the seed is extracted. The average canola seed is 45% oil. Canola oil is heart-healthy. It has the least saturated fat of any common cooking oil. In fact, it has less than half the saturated fat of olive or soybean oil.

 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil's ability to reduce the risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated fat. 

 

Canola oil is ideal for any type of cooking. From salad dressings to sautéing, canola oil's neutral taste and light texture make it a great match for just about everything. Furthermore, its high heat tolerance means you can use canola oil for anything from baking to stir-frying to deep-frying or grilling.

 

Corn Oil

Corn oil is an effective component in lowering blood cholesterol levels. Corn oil offers high levels of polyunsaturated instead of saturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats lower blood cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fats neither lower nor raise blood cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are approximately twice as powerful in raising cholesterol levels as polyunsaturated fats are in lowering them.

 

In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged the unsaturated fat benefits of corn oil in reducing the risk of heart disease.

 

It has one of the highest phytosterol levels of the refined vegetable oils. Only rice-bran oil has a higher phytosterol content at 1,190 mg/100 grams. Corn oil is the only product that contains a natural mixture of free phytosterol, phytosterol esters, and phytostanol esters. Numerous human studies show that diets enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids can significantly lower elevated blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure. Corn oil was used in many of these studies. Corn oil diets have shown blood pressure lowering of about 12 percent in men and five percent in women who had elevated blood pressure (mild hypertension). 

 

Rice Bran Oil

Rice is a plant. The outer layer of the grain (bran) and the oil made from the bran are used for medicine. Rice bran oil is popular as a “healthy oil” in Japan, Asia, and particularly India. Be careful not to confuse rice bran with other forms of bran such as oat and wheat bran.Rice bran is used for treating diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,alcoholism, obesity, and AIDS; for preventing stomach and colon cancer; for preventing heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease; for strengthening the immune system; for increasing energy and improving athletic performance; for improving liver function; and as an antioxidant.

 

Rice bran oil is also used for high cholesterol and has the highest phytosterol content at 1,190 mg/100 grams of any oil. Rice bran might help lower cholesterol because the oil it contains has substances that might decrease cholesterol absorption and increase cholesterol elimination. One of the substances in rice bran might decrease calcium absorption; this might help reduce the formation of certain types of kidney stones. Some people apply rice bran directly to the skin for an allergic skin rash called eczema (ectopic dermatitis).  

 

Safflower Oil

Your choice of High Oleic or conventional varieties.  Safflower oil is emerging as a health superstar in its own right. Made from the seeds of safflowers, which are similar to sunflowers, this oil contains healthy fats and may even help prevent cardiovascular disease. All oils are pure fat, however, which means they're high in calories. Use safflower oil sparingly to help avoid unwanted weight gain.

 

Safflower oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, which may help protect against heart disease. Unlike saturated fats from meat and dairy, which are linked to unhealthy cholesterol levels, monounsaturated fat may help reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream that can lead to plaque buildup in the arteries, narrowing the passageway. Sometimes, the plaque can break open, causing a blood clot that completely blocks the artery. This may cause a heart attack or stroke, which is why cholesterol management is vital for your cardiovascular health.  Safflower oil is also an excellent source of vitamin E

 

Not only is safflower oil good for you, but it's versatile enough to fit into just about any recipe that calls for oil. It has a mild flavor, and it works well in baked goods as well as salad dressings or marinades. The refined variety has a high-smoke point -- meaning you can heat it to high temperatures before it burns -- so it's suitable for sauteing or frying. 

 

Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is a popular vegetable oil that is valued for its affordability, high smoke point and health benefits. Soybean oil is extracted from the soybean. It often has a dark yellow or faint green color. Standard vegetable oil is often composed of soybean oil. Soybean oil accounts for 80% of all commercial oil used in the United States. This is a good all around oil that can be used for baking, cooking and frying.

 

Soybean oil is made by extracting oils from the soybean. This is done by cracking the beans and then heating the beans to remove any unnecessary moisture. Next, the beans are sliced and then rolled to extract the oil. Often, commercial brands mix soybean oil with other cheaper oils to make it more affordable. You can also find unrefined soybean oil, which is cold-pressed and expeller-pressed. Often unrefined oils have a stronger flavor, but usually retain a higher nutritional value than refinedoils. 

 

Soybean oil contains no cholesterol, which makes it a perfect choice for individuals with heart disease or high cholesterol. The fats in soybean oil are polyunsaturated which have shown to help reduce total cholesterol, lower LDL or bad cholesterol levels and increase HDL or good cholesterol levels.

 

Soybean oil has omega-3 fatty acids, which have shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, slow the growth of atherosclerotic plaque, slow the risk of arrhythmias or abnormal heartbeats and decrease triglyceride levels. Soybeans naturally contain antioxidants, which remain in the oil even after it is pressed. These antioxidants help prevent the damage caused by free radicals, which may help prevent certain cancers.

 

Sunflower Oil

Your choice of High Oleic or conventional varieties.  Healthy, natural Non-GMO Project Verified Sunflower Oil is produced from oil type sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is light in taste and appearance and supplies more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. It is a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with low saturated fat levels. 

The versatility of this healthy oil is recognized by cooks internationally. Sunflower oil is valued for its light taste, frying performance and health benefits.

 

Here are some benefits of sunflower oil:

 

1. Improve Heart Health

Sunflower oil can lower cardiovascular diseases and the chance of heart attack.

 

2. Natural Energy

Sunflower oil provides lots of natural energy. By incorporating a little sunflower oil in your salad at lunch, you can feel naturally energized at work or at school.

 

3. Lowers Cholesterol

Lecithin is also present in sunflower oil which helps keep cholesterol levels low. This is possible because lecithin sticks to your nerve and cell linings and prevents fat and cholesterol from sticking to the cell.

 

4. Stops Free Radicals

Another great benefit is that it neutralizes cancer causing free radicals. This is possible because of the vitamin E or tocopherols found in sunflower oil. Free radicals damage cells as well as your immune system.

 

5. Natural Antioxidant

Sunflower oil also acts as an antioxidant because of the levels of vitamin E.

 

*Offered in Non-GMO or Conventional.