what is canola spread ??

ive been given a recipe off a mate in australia and canola spread is part of the recipe. if it cant be bought in england, what is it like?, is it similar to jam, cheese,peanut butter lol any help will be most gratefully recieved

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  • Canola is a plant grown here in Aussie so that the seeds can be crushed for the oil this is then processed into a substance not unlike butter called Margarine and can be used in most cases as a substitute for butter. It is promoted as a healthier change from butter. Also in some places here it is being used as a diesel substitute in trucks and in this case it is called BioDiesel..

  • Canola Spread

  • Canola spread I know is like margarine. Made from olive oil.

  • It IS like margarine, but made from CANOLA oil – not olive oil as one answer suggested.

    You can likely use a 70% vegetable oil base spread as a substitute.

  • ::Canola::

    In agriculture, Canola is a trademarked cultivar of the rapeseed plant from which rapeseed oil is obtained. Also known as “LEAR” oil (for Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed), Canola oil was initially bred in Canada by Keith Downey and Baldur Stefansson in the 1970s.

    The word “canola” is derived from “Canadian oil, low acid”.

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    ::Canola Oil::

    Canola oil is a versatile, neutral-tasting oil that is very low in saturated fat. Puritan is a well-known brand.

    Ingredient

    Season: available year-round

    Substitutions: corn oil OR safflower oil OR soybean oil OR peanut oil OR cooking spray (for greasing pans)

  • Canola is like a margarine, but made from rapeseed oil. Its a healthier alternative and tastes pretty much the same. Im sure you can substitue it for your usual marg

  • Canola is an oilseed grown primarily in Western Canada. Each canola plant grows anywhere from 1 m (3 feet) to 2 m (6 feet) tall and produces yellow flowers that, in turn, produce seed pods. The seed pods are about one-fifth the size of pea pods and contain about twenty tiny round black or brownish-yellow seeds. Each canola seed is approximately 40 percent oil. The seeds are crushed to obtain Canola Oil for consumer consumption. The remainder is processed into canola meal which is used as a high protein livestock feed. The name of canola is a combination of two words, Canadian and oil.

    COOKING WITH CANOLA OIL

    Canola Oil is a top-notch salad oil with its light color and texture. The mild flavor of Canola Oil complements the wonderful taste of fresh herbs and spices in a homemade vinaigrette. Homemade vinaigrettes made with Canola Oil are easily refrigerated, as Canola Oil remains free-running in the refrigerator.

    Canola Oil is also excellent for cooking and baking. Its high smoke-point makes it ideal for fonduing, stir frying and deep fat frying. Canola Oil also doesn’t transfer flavors from one food to another when more than one food is fried. Research indicates that Canola Oil drains more thoroughly than melted shortening, leaving foods 5 to 10 percent lower in calories than the same foods fried in melted shortening.

    Baking with Canola Oil can help reduce your saturated fatty acid-intake. Substituting Canola Oil for butter, lard or brick margarine replaces fats high in saturated fatty acids with an oil which has the lowest level of saturated fatty acids. Further, substituting oil for solid fats reduces the quantity of oil by 20 percent which in turn reduces total fat-intake! Substituting Canola Oil does modify the texture, usually making the baked product softer and more moist. Use the following chart to convert recipes which use solid fat.

    CANOLA! Oil Change!

    Solid Fat to Canola Oil Conversion Chart

    250 mL (1 cup) to 175 mL (3/4 cup)

    175 mL (3/4 cup) to 150 mL (2/3 cup)

    125 mL (1/2 cup) to 75 mL (1/3 cup)

    50 mL (1/4 cup) to 45 mL (3 tbsp.)

    To substitute Canola Oil for melted hard fat: reduce the amount of oil by 20 percent if the recipe calls for over 1/4 cup of solid fat.

    All oils eventually change flavor when exposed to light, heat and air. For maximum shelf-life (up to one year) store Canola Oil in a tightly covered container in a cool, dark place. Only flavored and unrefined oil need be refrigerated.

    Check out many great recipes from the Canola Info Test Kitchen!

  • Why would you even think a paper towel would be acceptable? Pick the skillet up by the handle, after pouring in the oil, and tilt it around until the oil has spread to the entire surface.

  • In the event that it’s a fruit it includes seeds, otherwise it’s a vegetable. And vegetables are usually grown in the ground while fruits are grown in trees.

  • It’s a butter substitute made from rapeseed oil.

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