Adapted from @CarnivoreCure:
The ways to extract oil from vegetables:⠀
1) chemical solvents (hexane)⠀
2) centrifuge and⠀
🌱Canola oil is extracted from rapeseed plants that have been bred to have lower levels of toxic erucic acid.⠀
⚠️Rapeseed Oil causes heart damage in animal studies. While the new name of rapeseed is canola, it still contains trace amounts of erucic acid (up to 2% is considered safe).⠀
‼️In 1995, GMO was introduced to rapeseed and almost all canola crops in North America are GMO. Canola oil consumption has been linked to vitamin E deficiency and a shortened life span in studies. The process of deodorizing canola oil to make the oil palatable, transforms Omega 3s into trans fats.
And FYI, these trans fats ARE NOT labeled.
🚨Expeller pressed is when the plant seeds are crushed and heated. 65-70% of the oil is yielded. The remaining oil is pulled out using chemical solvents like hexane. Hexane is poisonous and manufacturers assure us that all hexane is removed.
☝🏼While expeller IS better than hexane canola, the expeller pressing process can cause enough heat for the oil to go rancid. Some companies will cold press their oils (80-120°F) but the practice isn’t regulated in the US so I’d question the US cold-pressed labels.
☠️While I do commend Beyond Meat for using a better canola oil, it is still toxic. Canola oil is STILL sourced from a poisonous plant and the heating process causes the oils to become unstable and prone to oxidation.
🔥These free radicals then cause chronic low-grade inflammation in the body. And it is inflammation in the body that is the root of today’s modern diseases.
🃏Canola oil is also the jack of many trades. It is a pesticide as it smothers insects, industrial lubricants, and used as biofuel (all vegetable oils). It’s also used to make plastics, cosmetics, and printing inks.
🤯We consume this same oil.
💡Stay away from all vegetable oils. Use animal fats that are nutrient dense and in its natural form. If you choose plant-based, then avocado and olive oil are the best options. The price point is much higher but in this case, a little goes a long way.