Frequently Asked Questions

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    I’ve heard that high-oleic canola oil is being used in some processed foods in place of partially hydronated vegetable oils. What is high-oleic canola oil?
    High-oleic (or high-stability) canola oil is increasingly being used as a healthy alternative to partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in processed foods as it is shelf-stable and does not break down under high heat, and does not contain trans fats. AusiChef canola oil is high-oleic (high-stability) and so can be used for commercial-scale food production, and has an ideal balance of healthy, unsaturated fats.
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    Is canola oil a vegetable oil?
    Yes, canola oil is a vegetable oil. AusiChef canola oil is made from only the highest quality, non-GMO canola seeds.
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    Which oil(s) are the safest to deep fry or stir fry?
    The safest choice when cooking at high heat is to use oils that have a high smoke point to avoid it developing unhealthy trans fats. AusiChef canola oil can be heated to 242°C / 468°F without smoking or developing significant trans fatty acids, making it ideal for ideal for stir frying and deep frying.
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    What are some other uses for canola oil ?
    Australian canola is sought-after around the world for use as a food-grade oil, but also as a sustainable biofuel and as stock feed. It can also be used to make environmentally friendly inks, lubricants, soaps, paints and cosmetics. AusiChef is innovating to minimise waste and maximise the sustainability of our operations through the production of nutritious, high-protein stock feed from the by-products of production.
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    What vitamins are found in canola oil?
    AusiChef canola oil is rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant and is important for healthy vision, reproduction, blood, brain and skin. It also contains vitamin K which is essential for normal blood clotting, and can also aid the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
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    How should I include healthy fats in my diet? To stay healthy, health professionals recommend that:
    • 10% or less of the total energy (kilojoules) you eat should come from saturated fat.
    • Avoid trans fats.
    • Choose unsaturated cooking oils that are high in unsaturated fats, like AusiChef canola oil.
    • Choose foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 and 6.