Omega-9 Oils from Dow AgroSciences helped remove more than 1 billion lb. of saturated and trans fats from the North American diet thanks to its new line of NEXERA canola and sunflower seeds.


Omega-9 Oils from Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, helped remove more than 1 billion lb. of saturated and trans fats from the North American diet thanks to its new line of NEXERA canola and sunflower seeds, which are the source of Omega-9 Oils, a naturally stable, trans fat-free solution with the lowest level of saturated fat and high levels of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Omega-9 Oils are the next generation of healthier oils for both foodservice and food processing, and some of the biggest names in the food industry have already made the switch. “Dow AgroSciences applauds the food industry’s commitment to provide healthier options for consumers,” says David Dzisiak, commercial leader oils for Dow AgroSciences. “It took a team effort to reach this milestone.”

To celebrate this team effort, Dow AgroSciences recognized the operators, suppliers, partners and health influencers who helped achieve this goal at a formal reception during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show 2011, May 21-24 in Chicago. “The celebration [which took place May 20] honored those who contributed to this significant milestone,” says Dzisiak. “We launched Omega-9 Oils at the NRA Show in 2006 right when the battle to remove trans fats was heating up. With the removal of 1 billion pounds of saturated and trans fats only five years later, it feels like things have come full circle.” Prior to the reception, members of the media were invited to attend an exclusive “Bye, Bye Billion Pounds” industry panel at Wrigley Field.

For more information about Omega-9 Oils and its applications in food processing and foodservice, go to www.Omega-9Oils.com.