Canola Oil | 35lbs
Canola oil, vegetable oil made from the pressed seeds of rapeseed (Brassica napus variety napus), a relative of turnips and cabbage in the mustard family.
Rapeseed oil has long been used in industry as a lubricant for engines and other machine parts, but, because of its high level of potentially harmful erucic acid, it was not considered safe for human consumption (though it was sometimes added to animal feed). It was not until the 1970s, when Canadian scientists developed a hybrid that contained a very low level of erucic acid, that experimentation began to place rapeseed oil among the vegetable oils available for use in cooking. Because of the unfortunate association of the element rape, which comes from the Latin word for “turnip,” with the criminal act, whose name comes from an unrelated Latin term meaning “to seize,” the company developing the hybrid brought it to market in 1979 under the name Canola, an acronym for Canadian oil, low acid. Outside of North America, however, it is usually sold as colza oil, which derives from the Dutch word for cabbage seed, or as rapeseed oil.
This 35lbs of Canola Oil provides an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, containing nearly 73% of this highly beneficial nutrient.