Demand Grows for Less Processed Oils

Consumer demand is growing for minimally processed foods, and for more transparency from food companies and restaurants alike. In a response to this demand, Pastorelli Food Products offers a Non-GMO Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil.  This product has the same high smoke point and smooth, subtle flavor that a conventional canola oil would have, but it is a cleaner option. Here are the two main ways that the Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil differs from a conventional canola oil. 


Over the last few years, consumers have become more concerned regarding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs, also known as genetically engineered or bio-engineered foods). A GMO is a food that has been created by changing the DNA of a plant. An organism is genetically modified if genes from another organism are introduced to the DNA in a way that does not occur naturally. It’s important to note that studies show genetically modified foods to be just as safe to eat as their non-GMO counterparts. Still, many consumers are actively trying to avoid GMOs when choosing what food to eat.

Expeller Pressing Process:

The process by which canola oils are produced is another concern among consumers. Conventional canola oil is typically extracted from canola seeds using a solvent, such as hexane. Oils obtained through a hexane process are found to be safe to consume. However, many people are avoiding them due to concerns about leftover hexane or trans-fats in the oil. Pastorelli’s Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil is a cleaner option since it is obtained through a chemical-free process. In this process, the oil is squeezed out of the canola seeds using a machine called an expeller press.

Pastorelli’s Non-GMO Expeller-Pressed Canola oil is among the cleanest and healthiest cooking oils on the market. It has a lower saturated fat content than most other culinary oils. The expeller-pressing process is hexane free, and Pastorelli’s Canola comes from non-genetically engineered seeds. It is both Non-GMO Project verified and Orthodox Union Kosher certified. As consumers become more conscientious about food, using our Non-GMO, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil can help set your restaurant apart.