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Wesson FAQs contain our most popular inquiries, from where our products are made, to what our vegetable oils are made from.
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Wesson plant-based oils are proudly blended and bottled in our 280,000 square foot facility in Memphis, Tennessee.
Canola oil is known as the world’s healthiest cooking oil. It contains high levels of monosaturated fatty acids (known to reduce blood cholesterol levels), polyunsaturated fats omega-3s (which may assist in heart attack and stroke prevention) and omega-6s (important for brain and essential for the growth and development of infants). Furthermore, Canola oil is also rich in vitamin E, and is cholesterol free.
Substituting vegetable or canola oil for butter is fairly simple. Generally, swap ¾ cup of canola or vegetable oil for 1 cup of butter.
In addition to our retail oils, we also produce high quality Wesson products for the food service industry. Visit Richardson Food & Ingredients to learn more about our full line of Wesson Food Service products.
While it is not necessary to refrigerate Wesson Oil products, they may be stored in the fridge if desired. Product may cloud or crystallize. This will not affect the flavor or performance of the product. To clear the oil after clouding, simply loosen the cap and allow the oil to warm to room temperature. It is not necessary to clear the oil before frying or baking. Do not freeze Wesson Oil.
As of 2019, Wesson Oil is owned by Richardson International, a family owned agribusiness of over 100 years. Richardson is committed to maintaining the Wesson brand in the market place through investment and innovation, and will continue to build the brand. Richardson International, and their Food & Ingredients division, is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Vegetable oil can be made from any plant-based oil, such as a canola, sunflower, or olive oil. Wesson Vegetable Oil is made from soybean oil.
The smoke points of our oils vary. Firstly, our Canola Oil has the highest smoke point, at 468°F. Secondly, our Corn Oil and Vegetable Oils have a smoke point of 453°F. Finally, though our oils have high smoke points, any oil will burn if overheated. Never leave oil unattended while heating. If oil smokes, reduce the heat.
Wesson Oil products are shelf stable, and can be stored in a cool, dry place such as a cupboard or pantry. Do not store any oil in temperatures above 120°F or near a heat source. Once product is open, we recommend storing it with the cap tightly closed to preserve freshness.