Canola oil can be substituted for vegetable oil in baking, frying and sauteing. Canola oil has a neutral flavor, so it can be substituted for vegetable oil without affecting the flavor of the food.
Canola oil is expressed from rapeseed (related to mustard seed) and is the best heart-healthy choice for cooking oil, behind olive oil and sunflower oil. It is commonly used as a substitute for less-healthy oils, such as vegetable oil. Canola oil can be used for cooking and also in salad dressings. Individuals should try to find an organic canola oil, if possible, because rapeseed is generally treated with pesticides.