Two Best Cooking Oils – Canola and Rice Bran

Cooking in itself is a tedious task – ensuring all your ingredients are used in precise quantities, vegetables are duly washed and chopped rightly, all the essential spices are includes, and the entire meal is cooked with precision. Only then shall your dish ooze away that aromatic smell luring everyone to indulge in this delightful meal. While taking care of everything else, we often forget that cooking oil too plays a vital role in giving a dish its enteral taste.

With so many different varieties of cooking oils available in the Indian market today, it’s quite difficult to pick the right one for your cooking needs. Two healthies choices of cooking oil we personally recommend are “rice bran” and “canola oil.” Both oil types speak of high smoking points and high vital ingredient quality, adding health benefits to their use. One of best canola oil brand in India is Wagga Wagga. For rice bran, name one would be an injustice.

Rice Bran

Rice bran is extracted from the inner husk or covering of the rice grains. Non-flavorsome in nature, the oil type is known for its high smoking point and mostly used against carnauba wax used in cosmetics, confectioneries, shoe creams, and even polishing items. It’s an ideal choice the health conscious people as it has high nutrients, vitamins, and anti-oxidant properties.


  • Obtained from the rice and germ husks of the rice grains.
  • High smoke point – 254˚C.  (490°F)
  • Rich in polyunsaturated fats.
  • Free of trans fats.
  • Considered as a versatile oil.
  • Light viscosity.
  • Best for baking, deep-frying, and salad dressings Health benefits:
  • Ensures Smooth skin
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps improve endocrine health and calm the nervous system
  • Good during Menopause
  • An amazing antioxidant stabilizer

Canola Oil, on the other hand, comes with a neutral taste and it is quite light in texture too. This makes it a great choice for just about all types of cooking needs – baking, stir-frying, grilling, roasting, and deep frying. The manufacturing process of canola oil is quite lengthy and demands precision. And, therefore, the number of nutrients and natural anti-oxidants it has are relatively much higher than many other oil types sold in the market. Canola oil is also used for in industries as a lubricant, bio-fuel, in candles, lipsticks, and newspaper inks.


  • Obtained from canola plant rapeseeds.
  • High smoke point – 232˚C. (450°F)
  • Rich source of mono-unsaturated fats, Omega-3, and Omega-6 fats.
  • Relatively high tolerance to heat.
  • Best for stir frying, deep frying, shallow frying, and sautéing.

Health Benefits:-

  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Prevents heart-related diseases
  • Increases body’s insulin sensitivity level
  • Prevents inflammatory conditions from brewing
  • Increases energy level and metabolism rate of the body.

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