Canola oil does not include any animal ingredients. It is a light vegetable oil derived from rapeseed plant. Canola oil does not have a great flavor which may have limited its use to cooking and baking.
Many users have, however, found out that Canola oil is not a healthy since it is a processed food. Its negative health impact is brought by the fact that canola is extracted using a chemical component. The use of chemicals like sodium hydroxide and wash bleach in the production of canola oil is responsible for the unsavory taste and negative health impact on its users.
The association of rapeseed plant with Monsanto is another reason why vegans are uneasy with canola oil. The company introduced genetically modified rapeseed plants in the 1990s whose seeds were patented by Monsanto.
In as much as this does not disqualify canola oil from being vegan, it may be good for you to know that it not the healthiest of options. With so many oils available in the market, you have wide range of options if you are looking for healthy vegan oils.
Consider using unrefined oils like coconut and sunflower oil, which may be loaded with saturated fat yet are more healthy compared to canola oil. These unrefined oils have naturally occurring nutrients like vitamin E, antioxidants, and polyphenols.
What oil do you mostly use in your kitchen?