Vegetable Oil - Canola, Corn, Rice Bran, Soybean & Sunflower Oils*
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 ideal for any value 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 offers high levels of polyunsaturated instead of saturated fats. Saturated fats are approximately twice as powerful in raising cholesterol levels as polyunsaturated fats are in lowering them.
Rice Bran Oil
The outer layer of the rice 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 oil has the highest phytosterol content at 1,190 mg/100 grams of any oil. Some people apply rice bran directly to the skin for an allergic skin rash called eczema (ectopic dermatitis).
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 refined oils.
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.
*Vegetable Oils are offered in Non-GMO or Conventional.