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15 Health Benefits of Rapeseed Oil

Chitra Prasadan

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1-Jan-2018 Share


Rapeseed Oil is used to be called Canola Oil. is a yellow plant grown by farmers throughout the world. Among all the Countries China produces over 5.7 million metric tonnes, followed by Germany (3.5 million), Canada (3.1 million), India (2.5 million) each year.

Many cooking oils are present in supermarket for your day to day needs, but in terms of all-round need for your body you can't underestimate the benefits of Rapeseed Oil. 

In terms of cooking oil, there are many varieties available, but Rapeseed Oil has higher levels of Omega 3, 6 and 9 than any other vegetable oil. 

The rapeseed oil plant works well as bio-diesel. Countries like European Union, Canada, the United States, Australia, China and India are using this resource as a renewable source of energy. 


In the 1970s, the Rapeseed Association of Canada chose the name "canola" to represent "Can" for Canada, and "ola" for oil. But do you know exactly what its health benefits are? Here are few interesting health benefits of Rapeseed Oil.

» Contains the lowest saturated fat content of any oil (less than half of Olive Oil). 

» High burning temperature 

» Higher level of Omega 3 than any other vegetable oil (10 times more Omega-3 than Olive Oil)

» High level of Omega 6 (helps to reduce your total blood cholesterol) 

» Good source of Vitamin E.

» Good level of Omega 9 (useful for pregnant women as it helps brain development in unborn children) 

» Maintain healthy hair, nails & skins

» Higher level of Omega 9 helps to improve immune system, Prevent Cancer

» Used for body massaging  



Standard Cooking Temperatures of Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed Oil has an extremely high burning temperature which makes it ideal for roasting, deep frying and other cooking.  

  • Pan frying: 120 °C (248 °F)
  • Deep frying: 160 - 180 °C (320 °F - 356 °F)
  • Oven baking: Average of 180 °C (356 °F)


Uses for Rapeseed Oil in our Daily Life

» Roasting

» Frying and Deep fat frying (as it has high burning temperature)

» Baking

» Marinades

» Dipping

» Drizzling

» Sauces e.g. Mayonnaise and salad dressing

» Massaging


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