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  • Truth is, no one knows of the ACCUMULATIVE effects of the acid in the human biological system. Canola oil has never been naturally occuring until scientists created them from rape seed oil.

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Canola Oil

  1. 2. <ul><li>Fats are the most concentrated source of energy (calories) in the diet. In nature, fats are found in both animal and vegetable sources. </li></ul><ul><li>All dietary fats consist of three basic types of fatty acid: (1) saturated; (2) mono unsaturated; (3) poly unsaturated. </li></ul><ul><li>Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Mono unsaturated fat may indirectly lower blood cholesterol levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Poly unsaturated fats are known for their ability to reduce blood cholesterol levels. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>What functions do fats perform? </li></ul><ul><li>Provide essential fatty acids which the body cannot manufacture; </li></ul><ul><li>Act as insulators to maintain body temperature; </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the palatability of food and promote digestion; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the greatest energy output </li></ul><ul><li>per gram of any food source; </li></ul><ul><li>Carry fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. </li></ul>
  3. 7. <ul><li>Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>High in mono-unsaturates </li></ul><ul><li>High in omega 3 fatty acids </li></ul><ul><li>No trans fatty acids </li></ul><ul><li>Better taste </li></ul><ul><li>Twice shelf life </li></ul><ul><li>High in Vitamin E </li></ul><ul><li>Cholesterol Free </li></ul><ul><li>Low saturated fatty acids </li></ul><ul><li>High oxidative stability </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced rancidity </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>Introduction: </li></ul><ul><li>Canada is one of the most important rapeseed producing countries internationally, next to India and China. France, Germany and Sweden are main producing countries in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>From a nutritional point of view, rapeseed oil once posed certain physiological and toxic problems, owing to the presence of high concentrations of erucic acid. </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays, Canola usually contain less than 0.5% erucic acid, and the upper limit has been tightened by the Codex Alimentarius Committee to 2 % maximum. </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>New cultivars were developed initially in Canada that eliminated these undesirable components (tabulated below), and in 1978 they were given the name Canola . The edible oil processed from the seeds of Canola cultivars is known in the Canadian trade as Canola Oil, but is sometimes referred to as LEAR (low-erucic-acid rapeseed) elsewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>PRE 1970 High-erucic-acid rape HEAR </li></ul><ul><li>1970-mid 1980s Low-erucic-acid rape LEAR </li></ul><ul><li>Single zero </li></ul><ul><li>Late 1980s Low-erucic Double zero </li></ul><ul><li>Low glucosinolate Canola </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Developments over the past few years on the nutritional properties of dietary fats has created considerable excitement. Several of these developments have important implications for the canola industry: </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended that dietary fat be reduced to 30% and saturated fat to <10% of the total energy in the diet; </li></ul><ul><li>Monounsaturated fatty acids are as effective as polyunsaturated fatty acids in lowering blood cholesterol; </li></ul><ul><li>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients and that they may help prevent coronary heart disease. </li></ul>
  7. 12. <ul><li>Fatty Acid Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Canola Oil is characterized by a very low level of saturated fatty acids, a relatively high level of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and an intermediate level of polyunsaturated fatty acids, with a good balance between the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies over the past 15 years have shown dietary oleic acid is equally as effective in lowering plasma cholesterol level as dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids. Humans and other species are able to synthesize oleic acid so it is not required in the diet. </li></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>PUFA role as an essential fatty acids in effectiveness in lowering plasma cholesterol level is a major risk factor in coronary heart disease. Animals, including humans, are unable to synthesize it &, therefore, it is required in their diets. PUFA-Linoleic acid converts to arachidonic acid. </li></ul><ul><li>Arachidonic acid is important in membrane structures and is the starting material for the synthesis of “harmone-like” substances, such as prostaglandins, thromboxanes, prostacyclins & leukotrienes. These substances, which are referred to collectively as eicosanoids, are intimately involved in a wide variety of physiological reactions ranging from blood clotting to immune response. </li></ul>
  9. 15. <ul><li>Superior to every other cooking oil. </li></ul><ul><li>Fast becoming a favorite worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Extracted from the Canola seed, it has a much healthier composition than any other kind of cooking oil. </li></ul><ul><li>It has been stated as having the best fatty acid ratio of any edible oil. </li></ul><ul><li>Canola Oil is far better than Corn, Palm and Sunflower Oil as it contains the least Saturated ‘Bad’ Fats that are the main cause of heart diseases. </li></ul>
  10. 16. <ul><li>It has the highest content of unsaturated fats, the ‘good fats’ that are essential for human growth and development, and which are actually help decrease blood cholesterol acquired by the consumption of other foods! </li></ul><ul><li>Little wonder then why Canola Oil represents a healthier new generation of cooking oil, one which has already become the leader in the USA and Canada and is rapidly gaining converts in UK, Japan and South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Canola Oil is perfectly suited for all types of cooking and frying, and as a salad oil. </li></ul>
  11. 17. <ul><li>Diets containing canola oil have been found equally as effective in reducing plasma total and LDL cholesterol in both normal and hyperlipidemic subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption of canola oil also resulted in an increase in long-chain omega-3 fatty acid levels of plasma and platelet phospholipids. </li></ul><ul><li>Ingestion of canola oil also has been found to alter platelet activity and thrombogenisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary studies in animal models also suggest that canola oil may protect against cardiac arrhythmias. </li></ul>
  12. 18. <ul><li>The effectiveness of canola oil in reducing plasma total and LDL cholesterol levels and the observation that it may alter clotting activity and protect against cardiac arrhythmias indicate a beneficial role for canola oil as part of a nutritious diet. </li></ul>
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