Food fats and oils have been through some major changes lately. Many consumers are now wise to the unhealthy trans fats and oils in food. With so many people choosing to avoid transfats, or hydrogenated oils, it's best to find a source of the heart healthy oils, such as canola oil, so you know your feeding your customers the best.
Wholesale vegetable oil selection means more than price. The cost of operation is certainly one thing to consider, but advertising your healthy choice of food oils is sure to bring in customers wanting the product and not the transfat. Not only that, your product will have a great natural taste without the rubbery texture of the chemically altered hydrogenated oils.
Consider these healthy and economical food fats as an alternative to the hydrogenated fats:
1. Canola oil, made from rapeseed
2. Safflower oil
3. Sunflower seed oil
Find a source of canola oilCanola oil, also known as rapeseed oil, has a low saturated fat content, only six percent. This translates into healthier lower saturated fat foods for your customers. This may also translate into higher profits in certain markets in the way of higher pricing of products and increased specialized market share.
Consider safflower oil for deep fry and other applicationsSafflower oil has a high flash point, so it performs well under deep frying, maintaining its quality under the extreme heat that deep frying requires. It also has more unsaturated fat than any other food grade cooking oil. Current studies indicate that safflower oil may even improve symptoms of arteriosclerosis.
Consider using sunflower seed oilThe highly stable properties of sunflower oil make it a great cooking oil for the foods industry. The Omega-9 content of sunflower oil also makes it better for your customers as well.
- Keep your cooking oil needs to a minimum by tossing out the hydrogenated oils. Not only does your customer benefit from healthier foods, you also benefit your bottom line.