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LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

Posted by guybuk (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 14, 02 at 10:48

I have read the recipe for Hunza bread. I want to make the bread but I am having difficulty getting all the ingredients particularly the Canola oil.

I live in England and I have only located one shop that has even heard of it (and they cannot get it). It seems very unlikely I will ever be able to get it.

Can anyone suggest an alternative that might be ok ? I wondered if I could use Olive oil or even Sunflower oil or walnut oil maybe sesame oil, which do you think is most similar ?

Any suggestions or guesses would be very welcome, I simply don't have a clue as I cannot find anyone who has ever seen it yet alone used it.


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RE: LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

You could probably use any vegetable oil in place of Canola. I am not sure what Hunza Bread is, but I use olive oil (2 Tablespoons) in my Italian Bread. If it calls for a lot of oil, like a 1/4 cup or more than I would not use the olive oil as it imparts more of a flavour than other vegetable oils, such as sunflower.

Ann.


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RE: LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

Canola has a very mild flavor so I would choose a light vegetable oil or something similar.


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Sunflower or safflower oil are good substitutes.


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RE: LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

Sunflower oil is the most like canola oil but Hunza Bread isn't originally made with it, so I imagine any low cholesterol oil would work. I don't know why you can't find canola oil since it's readily availble in nearly all grocery stores.


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RE: LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

Have you tried looking in the Food Court at Harrod's? Any canola oil there will be well over-priced I would imagine, but you could check out the brands and compare them with what is available at your local Sainsburys (or wherever).


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canola is gm so not sold in uk

Thanks for all your guesses for where to get canola oil.

However Canola Oil is NOT AVAILABLE in the UK.

Canola is a "GENETICALLY MODIFIED" product and has NOT been granted an import licence.

I'm not (yet) convinced that it's safe for human consumption. Read the info (link below) and you decide .....

Here is a link that might be useful: worrying information about canola oil


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RE: LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

Agree with guybuck, none of us should be using canola oil. I never had trouble with my cholesterol until I started using it. Use peanut oil, corn, safflower oil instead for low cost alternatives. Sesame and walnut are tasty, but expensive.


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Cholesterol is found in 'animal' products......meat, cheese, eggs, ice cream, etc. Canola Oil is made from the rapeseed.


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Canola is rapeseed oil so you might try looking for that but any of the lighter oils suggested should work.

Canola = Canada oil


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RE: LOOKING for: Alternative to canola oil needed

sorry salena I missed your post :-)


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