Your health doesn’t have to remain a mystery


In recent years, mysterious rumours have spread of our Canola Oil Health Hero. As a future-thinking company, we hold great pride in the integrity of our products. We’ve set out to expose the truth, equipped with awesomeness and supported by the CANSA Research crew. We’ve done systematic research into international scientific literature in order to debunk some of these myths.

This is what we found:



“The rape plant from which canola oil is made, is the most toxic of all food plants.”

Canola oil is made from rapeseed, but the variety of rapeseed used to produce the oil is not identical to the common rapeseed plant;

Canola oil comes from pressed canola seed. The canola seed is harvested from pods that are formed after those beautiful yellow flowers fade away. The name ‘Canola’ is a contraction of ‘Canadian’ and ‘ola’, which means oil.

“All Canola oil is GMO and has been developed through biotechnology.”

In the early 1970s, canola was developed using traditional plant breeding techniques (cross-breeding to be exact) to significantly reduce the unwanted levels of erucic acid and glucosinolates that were found in the parent rapeseed plant.

“Canola oil is unhealthy and depresses the immune system.”

Canola oil is one of the healthiest of all commonly used cooking oils. It is lowest in saturated fat, high in cholesterol-lowering mono-unsaturated fat and the best source of omega-3 fats of all popular oils. Omega-3 fatty acids help to stimulate the immune system, boosting it.

“Canola is the most toxic oil to cook with”

 According to the EPA, canola oil’s “toxicological profiles are similar to those of other vegetable oils that are used as food.” Canola oil also has the highest smoke point of other oils – it is also an ideal choice for deep frying because it can be heated to a higher temperature (smoke point 246 °C). This results in lower oil retention in the fried foods, making it the healthiest oil to fry with.

“Canola oil is bad for weight-loss.”

Canola oil is high in calories. However, its high-calorie content comes from better fats. It is especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) like oleic acid (18:1) which constitutes about 61% of total fats that help to lower LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’ and increase HDL or ‘good cholesterol’ in the blood. Research studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet that is very rich in monounsaturated fatty acids helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favouring healthy blood lipid profiles. This means that canola oil is favourable for those who want to lose weight healthily.

“Canola causes allergies”

Canola oil is non-allergenic. Food allergens are proteins that can cause the body’s immune system to react in susceptible individuals. Allergic responses are abnormal ones by the immune system to a specific food. Since traditional refined canola oil does not contain proteins, it will rarely, if ever, cause an allergic reaction.

There is a vast world of information out there, including a lot of mistruths and speculations, misinformation. It is always good to do your research, speak to the experts and your health professionals, to ask questions. Most importantly, it is to do what you feel is best for yourself, your loved ones and your community.

We, at B-Well have done the same. That is why we are so passionate about our Canola products; we believe in its quality and health benefits and want to share it with everyone.