Recently, the US FDA has responded positively to the health of edible oils containing oleic acid. Some edible oils with an oleic acid content of more than 70%, such as olive oil, rapeseed oil, and sunflower oil, are considered to have health benefits for cardiovascular health. However, it is only effective when it replaces saturated fat that damages the heart. High oleic acid edible oil producers can choose to indicate a qualified health claim on the label.
Oleic acid is naturally found in many foods, including cooking oil, meat, and cheese. It is understood. Originally applied by Corbion Biotech in 2016. In the application, the company identified each cooking oil containing at least 70% oleic acid, including: high oleic sunflower oil, high oleic safflower oil, high oily rapeseed oil, olive oil, high oleic acid algae oil .
Although the scientific evidence behind this qualified health claim for oleic acid has not been determined, the FDA has pointed out that it is promising. The FDA's decision is based on the results of seven small clinical studies. These studies assessed the relationship between high levels of oleic acid (at least 70% per serving) and improved cholesterol levels, and the results suggest that it helps reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.