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What is Cold-Pressed Canola Oil?

A Flavourful and Fragrant Oil, Produced on the Prairies

Cold pressing involves crushing canola seeds and forcing out the oil, a process that preserves health benefits and flavours.

Collected from different microclimates throughout Manitoba, the harvested canola seeds are cold pressed to create Cold‑Pressed Virgin Canola Oil.

Why Virgin Canola Oil?

Virgin oil means it comes from the first pressing and is made through mechanical means only. The project is using a traditional cold-press method in which the seeds are not heated before, during, or after the pressing process. Seeds are selected, cleaned and crushed and then mechanically pressed at a slow pace to limit friction and avoid elevating temperatures about 60°C. Its colour, taste and odour are much more pronounced than those of traditional oils.

The virgin canola oil still has the great health benefits of your everyday canola oil but with a nutty flavour, instead of its familiar light, mild taste and texture.

It’s a made in Canada crop, grown, crushed and bottled in Manitoba.


Depending on the location, growing conditions of a certain year and composition of the soil, the same seed variety can taste totally different once it’s pressed into an oil.

How to Use Cold-Pressed Canola Oil

A Delicious Journey of Culinary Discovery

With its earthy, grassy and nutty undertones, Cold‑Pressed Virgin Canola Oil adds a delicious depth of flavour to salad dressings, marinades and sautéed garden vegetables.

Earthy, grassy, nutty, golden artisan oil. Cold pressed, Prairie made, heart healthy, downright delicious. Salads sing, grilled vegetables rejoice. The perfect dip for homemade bread.

Simply add a splash to a small saucer, drizzle on some good balsamic vinegar, find a loaf of fresh bread, and you’ve got the perfect appetizer.

This is prairie  magic in a bottle.

Cold-Pressed Virgin Canola Oil showcases the golden glow of a harvest field while offering the grassy aroma of a native pasture and a nutty taste that rivals the world’s best European oils.

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4 Farm Families; an Entire Growing Season

It’s taken the care and attention of 4 farm families through an entire Prairie growing season to bring this artisan oil to the shelves for all food lovers to enjoy.

From those cool spring planting days to the gift of golden blossoms in July and the toasted waves of ripening pods in September, they’ve nurtured a crop that will ultimately bring the undeniable flavour of the Prairies to your dinner table.

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High Quality, Delicious Local, Canadian Product

Grown, Pressed and Bottled Right Here in Manitoba

For generations, canola has been a mainstay on Prairie farms. The primary product—canola oil—is valued throughout the world for its nutritional qualities and versatility in the kitchen and beyond. Today, it’s Manitoba’s most important oilseed crop, accounting for the greatest amount of seeded area of all cropland in the province.

While traditional canola oil will continue to be a staple in kitchens around the globe, Cold‑Pressed Virgin Canola Oil offers a new and delicious product from this versatile and important crop.

Manitoba’s 8,500 canola growers are thrilled to introduce this new product.

If  you are a culinary enthusiast looking to imported oils with a local, artisan, high-quality, delicious product, try one of the Cold-Pressed Virgin Canola Oil vintages today.

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Sustainable Agriculture

Manitoba’s canola growers are serious about sustainability. In the simplest terms, sustainable agriculture refers to the production of food, fibre or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. But Prairie canola farmers take it one step further. They’re making decisions that not only provide food for the world but also put plans in place so that the next generation of farmers can do the same.

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"We farm in such a way to build our topsoil and continue to keep it healthy. We do this simply because we want the next generation to have a farm to run."

Curtis McRae
St. Andrews, Manitoba

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"In the last little while, every speaker I have heard talks about the importance of feeding a growing population. To do our part, we need to be sustainable, to keep this farm producing top quality food."

Keenan Wiebe
Starbuck, Manitoba

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"To me, there’s an element of satisfaction to being sustainable and it’s always a challenge to get it right. If you have a parcel of land that’s poorly drained for example, you have to find a balance. Yes, I could cut a drain. Or I could leave it so it benefits the land around it."

Jon Whetter
Hartney, Manitoba

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