Is Canola Oil the Same as Vegetable Oil?
Are vegetable oil and canola oil the same? It’s a pretty fair question. Both are used in similar types of cooking and baking. They feel the same; they look similar. If you put both oils unlabeled in front of someone, they would have a hard time knowing the difference between the two.

The difference between canola oil and vegetable oil comes from what the two oils are made out of. Canola oil is made from the cultivation of the rapeseed. The rapeseed is cultivated to be low in erucic acid (canola oil must contain 2% or lower erucic acid). Now comes the confusing part.

Vegetable oil is made from one or more vegetable plants. In North America, most vegetable oil is made from soybean oil or palm oil, but it could be any combination of those or other oils like cottonseed and sunflower seed. You may be asking yourself what the difference is as everything is a plant.

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