Made in Arizona: Local company provides healthier alternative to cooking oil

PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Fried food! It's everywhere. It's delicious. We know it's not the healthiest option and still, we crave it anyway. But what if we told you that you could have your French fries without the side of guilt?

Introducing SK Oil Sales. Based in Glendale, the company produces its own blend of oils for kitchens everywhere.

"It's like I say, 'Better oil, better food,'" said Conrad Canter, owner of SK Oil sales. "We have the zero oil filtration system and bulk systems and we deliver to hundreds and hundreds of restaurants and casinos throughout Arizona, California, and New Mexico."

Canter says the goal is to make oil that's healthier for consumers. And it's all done with a special zeco machine.

"It's the only oil filtration machine in the world that can microfilter and take out 99 percent of free radicals and all the stuff you don't want to eat in your fried foods," Canter said.

The cleaner the oil, the longer it lasts. And food industry leaders are taking notice.

"We started out local," Canter said. "Now we're regional and the equipment is starting to sell worldwide."

The company is growing. They just added 10,000 square feet to the facility. And they're even starting a zeco university.

"It's unbelievable because now we're going to be able to teach people," Canter said.

Canter says pretty soon you could be seeing restaurants advertising they're Z-certified. So the next time you reach for the French fries, maybe you don't have to feel so bad.

"We've created a cleaner, safer work environment and we've created healthier food," Canter said.