FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Omega-9 Oils

v What are Omega-9 Oils?

Omega-9 Canola and Sunflower Oils are cooking oils that offer superior functionality and performance for food manufacturers and restaurants and health benefits for consumers. Omega-9 Oils create healthier foods without compromising taste or performance. Learn more about Omega-9 Oils.

v Where can I buy Omega-9 Oils?

Omega-9 Oils offer performance attributes that best fit foodservice and food manufacturing applications. Omega-9 Oils are available for purchase in foodservice applications under a variety of different brand names, including Nutra-Clear NT Ultra, Canola Harvest HiLo and Mel-Fry Free Canola. Find a supplier of Omega-9 Oils. Omega-9 Oils are not available at the retail level because they were developed specifically for use in foodservice and food manufacturing.

v What restaurants and food manufacturers use Omega-9 Oils?

Some of the nation’s leading restaurants and food manufacturers already have switched to Omega-9 Oils, including Taco Bell, KFC Canada, Pop Weaver popcorn and many universities such as Virginia Tech and UMass. Check out who’s switched and stop by and ask them about how healthier oils can lead to healthier business.

v Are Omega-9 Oils expensive?

Omega-9 Oils offer a cost-effective solution by providing up to 50% longer fry life. That means fewer oil changes and case purchases, as well as reduced labor and oil removal costs. Omega-9 Oils deliver proven performance for a healthier business.

v Why are trans fats bad for my health?

Trans fats can negatively impact heart health, by increasing LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol and decreasing HDL ‘good’ cholesterol. Trans fats have been banned in many cities and regions across North America due to these negative impacts on health. Omega-9 Oils have zero trans fat, the lowest saturated fat among cooking oils and uniquely high “heart-healthy” monounsaturated fat. Learn about the health benefits of Omega-9 Oils.

v Why is saturated fat bad for my health?

Saturated fat can increase your risk for heart disease by raising your LDL cholesterol — the bad cholesterol. Omega-9 Oils are uniquely low in saturated fat compared to other oils such as soybean oil and olive oil, contain no trans fat and are high in “heart-healthy” monounsaturated fat. Learn about the health benefits of Omega-9 Oils.

v What is the difference between Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9?

Unsaturated “good” fats are available in three different forms: Omega-3, -6 and -9. Learn what makes each fatty acid unique.

v What are the benefits of monounsaturated fat?

Monounsaturated fat can reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes because they help maintain your HDL ‘good’ cholesterol and lower your LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol. Omega-9 Oils have more than 70% of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Learn about the health benefits of Omega-9 Oils.

v What is the difference between omega fatty acids and monounsaturated/polyunsaturated fats?

Polyunsaturated fats are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Monounsaturated fats are omega-9 fatty acids. Packaged foods can use both terms on package labels, so it’s important to understand both. Learn what makes each fatty acid unique.

v Are Omega-9 Oils genetically modified?

Omega-9 Oils are derived from Nexera™ canola and sunflower seeds. Nexera seeds were developed through natural plant breeding without the use of genetic modification. Take the Omega-9 Oils tour to learn more about how Omega-9 Oils are created and discover how a seed has a big impact on the food chain.