About a year or so ago an e-mail went around talking about all these dangers of canola oil. And it has been getting replicated here and there every since. My understanding is that that e-mail was a fraud. I'm not going to claim to know the truth . . . who does? . . . I mean now they are saying olive oil may not be good for us! But if the hummus is from a reasonably good quality source, as with any oil you decide to consume, I would go ahead.