Canola Nutrition Information

While some American households know about the infinite possibilities of canola oil, many have yet to see the light. Consumers have many choices when it comes to cooking oils, but with American obesity rates at epidemic levels and experts recommending we replace "bad" fats with "good" fats, canola oil clearly fits as a heart-healthy oil with unlimited culinary possibilities.

Canola holds the distinction of being "nature's healthiest vegetable oil" containing the least amount of saturated fat of all vegetable oils. Canola oil is a healthier choice as it contains essential fatty acids that are needed for human growth and development. It has no sodium, preservatives, or cholesterol.

Fats are made of smaller units called fatty acids. Canola oil is low in saturated fatty acids. In fact, it is lower in saturated fat than any vegetable oil found in supermarkets today.

Nutritional Analysis
Based on two teaspoons (10 mL) of refined canola oil
Calories83 cal
Total Fat9.2 g
Saturated Fatty Acids0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids5.8 g
Linoleic Fatty Acid (Omega-6)2.0 g
Alpha-Linolenic Fatty Acid (Omega-3)0.8 g
Cholesterol (no trace)0 mg