Canola oil and omega 3

Why is canola oil such an interesting vegetable oil?

Does refined rapeseed oil contains a lot of omega 3?


Rapeseed oil is used primarily as industrial fat. However, canola oil, which is a refined variety of rapeseed oil, is very interesting for health due to the high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids it provides, especially oleic acid, even surpassing the amount of olive oil.

In addition, together with walnut oil, it is the oil that provides the highest amount of omega 3

This makes it a food capable of providing a lot of omega 3, which is much more difficult to achieve than omega 6, in order to achieve a beneficial balance between omega 3 and omega 6 .



Table of the main fatty acids of Canola oil per 100 g
Saturated fats7,100 g
Palmitic acid4.000 g
Stearic acid1.800 g
Arachidic acid0.700 g
Behenic acid0.400 g
Lignoceric acid0.200 g
Monounsaturated fats58,900 g
Oleic acid56,100 g
Gadoleic acid1, 700 g
Erucic acid0, 600 g
Polyunsaturated fats29,600 g
Linoleic acid (Omega 6)20,300 g
Linolenic acid (Omega 3)9,300 g

How can Canola oil be obtained?

Canola oil can be obtained in some food establishments and in natural products stores.

How to preserve Canola oil?

Canola oil, due to its richness in monounsaturated fatty acids, is very easily preserved.

* Related information: Foods rich in omega 3

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

8 October, 2021

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