Canola Oil Suppliers
Canola Oil Trading and Distribution Solutions
Canola oil suppliers, distributors and consumers worldwide have partnered with Targray’s Edible Oils business to develop efficient sourcing, trading and logistics strategies in several markets. Our high-quality canola oil products are supported by award-winning customer service, a robust global supply chain, and considerable in-house expertise surrounding commodity trading, risk management and regulatory compliance.
Our canola oil is typically supplied to customers in bulk containers by land, rail and sea. Multiple financing options are available. To learn how we can help address your Canola oil sales and procurement needs, get in touch with a member of our Edible Oils trading desk.
Canola Oil Applications
Targray canola oil suppliers work with food producers, chemical manufacturers, traders, and vegetable oil distributors in markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Key applications for this versatile vegetable oil are shown in the table below:
Canola Oil Food Products
Canola Oil Non-food Products
Cooking with Canola Oil
Canola oil is a popular cooking oil which can be used in baking, frying, marinating, and salad dressings.
Canola oil has a light taste and color, stays liquid at fridge temperatures, and blends well with herbs and spices, making it a popular base ingredient for salad dressings.
Canola oil is used to grease baking pans, and as a substitute for high-trans fat ingredients like butter. It does not, however, impart a distinctive flavor to baked goods.
Canola oil’s high smoke point makes it ideal for frying. Even after frying for a long period of time, canola oil forms little trans fats.
Oil in marinade helps moisturize the food being prepared. Canola’s mild flavor and its ability to stay liquid in the fridge make it a suitable oil for making marinades.
The Origins of Canola
‘Canola’ is a plant derived from rapeseed. Its name – a portmanteau of the words Canada (‘can’) and oil (‘ola’) – was registered as a trademark in Canada in 1970. It was bred by a pair of Canadian scientists in pursuit of a domestic crop that would produce a healthy, edible oil product. Prior to the introduction of canola, most oils used for food purposes in Canada had been imported.
While the canola plant bears a strong resemblance to rapeseed, its nutritional make-up is decidedly different. Canola oil contains fatty acids that make it one of the healthiest widely available vegetable oils. It is also a source of Vitamins E and K. Canola meal is a highly nutritious livestock feed.
In Canada, canola oil has captured roughly 80 percent of the salad oil market, 60 percent of the shortening market, and 45 percent of the margarine market. Canadians consume more canola oil per capita than than any other country. Nevertheless, approximately 75 percent of canola produced in Canada today is exported. Key export markets include Japan, the U.S., Mexico and China.
FOSFA is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body focused on the world trade of oilseeds, oils and fats. It counts over 1,000 members in 86 countries. These include edible oil suppliers, producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, ship brokers, tank storage companies, arbitrators, lawyers, insurers and other service providers.
The AFOA is a U.S.-based non-profit organization focused on fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and protein. The AFOA works to promote uniformity and certainty in the standards of such products and in the customs and usages of the trade. Targray first became a member of the AFOA in 2019.