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Which Canola Oil Doesn't smell fishy?

meinNYC Dec 27, 2011 12:47 PM

I buy whatever canola oil is on sale, regular national brands. When I fry some smell fishy. Right now
using up a bottle of Wesson and you'd think I was having a fish fry, the smell is so strong. Any brands consistantly have no smell when frying? Or at least no fishy smell. Thanks

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    sparkareno Dec 28, 2011 03:56 PM

    I am in the "they all do" camp & I couldn't take it anymore. Who wants a salad dressing to smell fishy-yuck? I switched to grapeseed oil and haven't looked back. It has a high smoke point and also has great health properties.

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      mels Dec 29, 2011 05:57 AM

      The only one that doesn't stink to me that I have tried thus far is the 365 brand from Whole Foods.

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      azveggieguy Dec 28, 2011 02:02 PM

      I've used TJ's for years, keep it in the fridge after opening, and always found it completely odorless.

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        SherBel Dec 28, 2011 10:22 AM

        I've not noticed a 'fishy' odor from canola oil, but having said that, I've moved on to grapeseed oil for daily use, along with olive oil. I was buying organic canola oil, and couldn't justify the ridiculous price. (And...having lived on the prairies where canola is grown, I don't know how any farmer can manage to grow 'organic' canola. That pollen blows far and wide.....)

        1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 27, 2011 01:14 PM

          i have to agree with twyst - some people can't or don't seem to notice that funky/fishy odor, but those of us who do will pretty much detect it in *all* canola oil...and it gets appreciably stronger at high temps. you're really better off switching to another type of refined high-heat cooking oil like peanut, sunflower or grapeseed.

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            Funkalicious Dec 27, 2011 01:13 PM

            I suggest that you find Organic Canola Oil, cause approx 80% of the Canola Oil on the market has been generically modified (GMO). Most of it is Monsanto's patented Roundup Ready glyphosate-tolerant canola. If you're not aware of the concern about GMO's, google ---Gmo Canola or Monsanto.

            1. twyst Dec 27, 2011 12:55 PM

              Pretty much all of it smells bad :p

              I dont use canola oil at all any more If I can help it, it gets funky with high heat and there are much better options for frying.

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