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Old 01-18-2011, 01:12 PM   #71
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Where is your canola oil from? I've used it for years and never noticed that smell - ever. Is it possible that its a particular brand or from a particular region?
I think Canada is a big producer...Canada + Canola .

Also think it is only offensive to some people....Kinda like that soapy tasting weed they call Cilantro....
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:17 PM   #72
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Yep UB, Canada produces a LOT of canola. Lots of regions here though. I've used canola, sunflower and olive oils for years and not really noticed a smell at all. I have a pretty sensitive nose (DH says I could smell a mouse fart in a different room) so I think I'd notice. I wondered it maybe the oil was older?

Andy, is your national brand produced in the US?

And just as an odd notation, canola fields are so pretty when they are in bloom. Just like seeing a whole field of sunshine spread along the highway.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:22 PM   #73
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I use Canola(I bring it home from work). I find that it has a bit of a taste when it is new, but once it breaks down a bit it gets fairly neutral. But I rarely fry anything because the oil ends up sitting for over a month in the fridge before I use it again. I'm too cheap to use 3 or 4 bucks worth of oil for just one fry up. I currently have some used, strained oil in the freezer. Apperently, it will keep just fine there. I have yet to try it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:35 PM   #74
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Alix, I don't think Country/Region of Origin, or brand has anything to do with it....
To some people it smells "fishy" and taste funky. ~~~ Just like some people love Cilantro...to me, and many others it taste like a bar of soap...Who knows? ~~ It does work well as axle grease on the chuck wagon, and on the gears and chains of my planters. ~~ I can see it as a lubricant for bicycle sprockets and chains too!
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:37 PM   #75
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Alix, I don't think Country/Region of Origin, or brand has anything to do with it....
To some people it smells "fishy" and taste funky. ~~~ Just like some people love Cilantro...to me, and many others it taste like a bar of soap...Who knows? ~~ It does work well as axle grease on the chuck wagon, and on the gears and chains of my planters. ~~ I can see it as a lubricant for bicycle sprockets and chains too!
Just wanted to say I agree with you about the cilantro lol. So does the rest of my family
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:39 PM   #76
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...Andy, is your national brand produced in the US?...

It's Wesson oil. Wesson is owned by Conagra Foods which is a huge agricultural conglomerate - maybe the biggest. There is no indication on my bottle as to country of origin. Conagra's address is listed as Omaha, Nebraska.
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I think Canada is a big producer...Canada + Canola .

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Yeah. I live in an agricutlural area and almost every farmer grows Canola around here. It is fairly new. Years ago it was corn, but I don't see much of that anymore. It is easier to grow in this climate and less chance of failure than corn. The Canola market has boomed so these guys around here can get a good price for it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #78
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On those rare occasions when I deep fry (french fries, fried bread) or for frying chicken, I used to use Crisco, then I was given a 3 gallon container of Peanut Oil last fall to use in making french fries. So now I have to use that up.

How long will it keep before it goes rancid? The fryer only uses @ 6 cups of oil and I tend to save and reuse the oil a few times so I'm not going to be using all those gallons for a while.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #79
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"They" say 6 months....maybe a year. Keep it in a dark, cool, place with the lid screwed down tight...Refrigerated it may/will last a bit longer....YMMV....Before time runs out, find a friend and share ~~ I've never had it go rancid on me, but I use a lot of it.
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Thanks UB!
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