Canola oil is made from rapeseed which produces a very neutral flavored oil which makes it good for salad dressings or cooking. Refined canola oil has a smoke point of about 435 degrees with makes if suitable for frying.
Most canola oil is produced in Canada where it is the most common cooking oil. Some other benefits of the oil include the fact it is low in saturated fats and contains Omega-3 fatty acids which help to lower triglycerides in the blood.
Fats contain 6% saturated fats, 32% polyunsaturated fat, and 62% monounsaturated fat.
There are many substitutions for canola oil.
For Frying Equal amounts of corn oil - smoke point is 410F Equal amounts of coconut oil - smoke point 410F (more flavor) Equal amounts of safflower oil - smoke point 450F Equal amounts of peanut oil - smoke point 450F