Cargill on leading edge of low-saturate oils technology

    Cargill announces new oil with lowest amount of saturated fat of any oil
    on the market to date

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 1 /CNW/ - Cargill announced it will launch Clear
Valley(R) low saturate canola oil, a high stability canola oil with 4 to 4.5
percent saturated fat- 25 percent less saturated fat than conventional canola
oil and the lowest amount of saturated fat of any vegetable oil offered to
food manufacturers to date. It will be available for customer testing in early
    Clear Valley(R) low saturate canola oil is expected to deliver the high
quality taste and performance food manufacturers and foodservice providers
need, and the nutritional benefits consumers demand. With 4 - 4.5 percent
saturated fat, Clear Valley(R) low saturate canola oil may allow food
manufacturers to differentiate their brand with nutrient content claims such
as low in saturated fat, reduced saturated fat or saturated fat free. Primary
market research demonstrates that market share gains are possible if companies
promote reduced saturated fat as a front of box claim.
    "Cargill has a wealth of knowledge and scientific resources in oils and
shortenings," said Jenny Verner, president, Cargill Specialty Canola Oils.
"This new technology will enable Cargill to expand our offerings into the
'next generation' of low saturate oils. By combining our unique seed
technology, product development and supply chain capabilities, we want Cargill
to be the company that food manufacturers and foodservice operators call first
when they are developing nutritious products for their consumers."
    Clear Valley(R) low saturate canola oil extends Cargill's high oleic
product platform and is expected to deliver similar functionality, mouth feel
and fry and shelf life stability as its current high oleic canola oils, with
the added nutritional benefits that help customers meet their saturated fat
goals. A key recommendation of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines is to: "Consume
less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids and limit intake
of fats and oils high in saturated and/or trans fatty acids, and choose
products low in such fats and oils."
    "Clear Valley(R) low saturate canola oil will not only give food
manufacturers more flexibility in delivering great tasting products with low
to no saturated fat, it may allow them to reach the voluntary nutritional
guidelines set by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) when
marketing to children," said Peter L. Bordi, Ph.D., director, Pennsylvania
State University Center for Food Innovation (CFI).
    Clear Valley(R) low saturate canola oil is produced from Cargill's
Victory(TM) hybrid seeds specifically designed by Cargill scientists for
maximum yield and performance to add value to farm businesses. Cargill's
Victory(TM) hybrids have superior agronomic performance, as well as the
groundbreaking science, technology and ability to advance healthier oils with
high stability and function.

    Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural,
financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately
held company employs 160,000 people in 67 countries. Cargill helps customers
succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its
global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and
social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit

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For further information: Nicole Reichert, (952) 742-4204,

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