Rapeseed blossoms and oil
|Common Names |
|Canola oil rapeseed |
|Botanical Name |
|Brassica napus |
How to Use|
Side Effects |
Plant & Garden|
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Culinary
Like soybean, canola contains both high oil content as well as high protein content. It contains about 40% oil and 23% protein compared to 20% and 40%, respectively, for soybean. Like soybean, when the oil is crushed out, it leaves a high quality, high protein (37%) feed concentrate which is highly palatable to livestock. Commercial varieties of canola were developed from two species; Brassica napus (Argentine type) and Brassica campestris (Polish type). Both species of canola produce seed that is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, and linolenic).1
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Canola Side Effects:
This plant belongs to the mustard family along with 3,000 other species. Close relatives of this crop have been cultivated for food since the earliest recordings of man. Rapeseed (from the Latin word “rapum,” meaning turnip )has been important to Europe since the 13th century as a source of food and oil for fuel.1