Oil, corn and canola

Fun Facts

  1. Corn oil and canola oil are both pleasant-tasting oils used in cooking, frying and in salad dressings and marinades. Corn oil is made from corn kernels, while canola oil — an abbreviated form of “Canadian light oil” — is made from the rapeseed plant. Canola oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, the same healthy fats as those found in nuts and avocados.
  2. Corn and canola oil both contain approximately 120 calories per tablespoon and roughly 14 grams of total fat. Both oils are free of sugars, carbohydrates, and cholesterol. Like all oils — which are basically liquid fats — corn oil and canola should be used in moderation due to their high calorie content. Measuring oil into a spoon before adding it to a bowl or pan can help you control portion size more effectively than pouring it straight from the bottle.

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