Purchase any size of 100% canola oil, of any brand, from any store and you are supporting Canadian farmers. Truly, it’s that simple.
Canola is Canadian-grown, and farmers thank you for choosing canola oil for your kitchen.
Canola oil is considered a vegetable oil and while many vegetable oil blends will include canola, be sure your bottle says “Canola”. There are many reasons to buy and love 100% Canadian canola.
How to store canola oil at home
- Keep a small amount for everyday use on your counter. Only keep out what you plan to use up within a couple of weeks, or a month at most. Be sure to regularly empty your squeeze bottle or oil cruet and wash with hot soapy water.
- Store oil in an airtight container, in a cool, dark location. Your kitchen pantry or cupboards are great as long as they are away from a heat source.
- Do not store oil near the oven or stove, where the container will be exposed to consistent heat.
- An unopened bottle of canola oil will keep for 2 years from the manufacture date.
- An open bottle of canola oil will typically keep for up to a year. Once opened and exposed to oxygen, oil will go rancid (bad) more quickly.
- Be aware that heat, oxygen and light will all affect shelf life.
- To avoid waste, purchase the size of bottle you anticipate will be consumed within 6 months.
- If you notice any change in colour or odour, it’s likely time for a new bottle.
- If your oil is chilled below 6ºC, you may notice some cloudiness. This does not impact the quality of your oil. It will become clear again at room temperature.
- Canola oil stored in the refrigerator will remain liquid. This makes it ideal for use in salad dressings and marinades.