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Baljinder Chohan Flavours: Is there any difference between canola oil and vegetable oil?

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ballyflavor Jun 11, 2014 05:03 AM

Hi
I am Baljinder Chohan
I am not getting the exact difference between canola oil and vegetable oil
please help me out
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    jjjrfoodie RE: ballyflavor Jun 11, 2014 05:40 AM

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    Is there any difference between canola oil and vegetable oil?

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    Yes, both in smoke point and flavor.

    I am not a fan of rapeseed oil also known as Canola oil.
    When heated, to me it gets bitter.

    Vegetable oil is usually corn or soybean oil where I am and I use soybean oil. Also peanut oil. Both for general use. When not using the above I usually use olive oil.

    Lots of threads here on Chowhound discussing the merits and pitfalls of them both.

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      magiesmom RE: ballyflavor Jun 11, 2014 06:14 AM

      I think canola oil tastes like fish. I never use it. Where vegetable oil is called for I use grapeseed, peanut oil, olive oil or coconut oil depending on the dish.

      1. C. Hamster RE: ballyflavor Jun 11, 2014 08:10 AM

        Canola oil IS vegetable oil. All oils made from vegetable matter are vegetable oil.

        1. chefj RE: ballyflavor Jun 11, 2014 01:33 PM

          All Vegetable Oils have differences in flavor from each other.
          Some have stronger flavors than others.

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            sandylc RE: ballyflavor Jun 12, 2014 09:15 PM

            All canola oil is vegetable oil.

            All vegetable oil is NOT canola oil.

            There are many different kinds of plants from which vegetable oil is made.

            I do not care for canola (rapeseed) or soy oil. They both smell and taste terrible.

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