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How much erucic acid does canola oil contain?

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Some Internet sites claim that canola oil has high levels of erucic acid, a substance that can be toxic to humans and can lead to ailments ranging from respiratory distress to blindness. But canola oil has levels of erucic acid well below the FDA's standards.

From: Canola Oil Cooking Benefits WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heart Disease Facts and Statistics," "Heart Disease Prevention: What You Can Do."

Johnson, G. , October 2007. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Nutrition Fact Sheet: Canola Oil: Good for Every Body!"

American Heart Association: "Healthy vegetable oils associated with reduced heart attack risk, lower blood pressure."

WebMD Health News: "Omega-3 Fatty Acid Slows Alzheimer's."

U.S. Canola Association: "Top 10 Myths About Canola."

FDA: "Summary of Qualified Health Claims Subject to Enforcement Discretion."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on April 23, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heart Disease Facts and Statistics," "Heart Disease Prevention: What You Can Do."

Johnson, G. , October 2007. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Nutrition Fact Sheet: Canola Oil: Good for Every Body!"

American Heart Association: "Healthy vegetable oils associated with reduced heart attack risk, lower blood pressure."

WebMD Health News: "Omega-3 Fatty Acid Slows Alzheimer's."

U.S. Canola Association: "Top 10 Myths About Canola."

FDA: "Summary of Qualified Health Claims Subject to Enforcement Discretion."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on April 23, 2018

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