Canola Oil vs. Vegetable Oil

Canola oil comes from the rapeseed plant, according to Allrecipes. 

 Rapeseed contains naturally high levels of potentially harmful chemicals such as erucic acid, making it unfit for human consumption until recently.

This strain was given the name canola, which is a combination of the words Canada, oil, and low acidity. 

Canola oil is abundant in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, has a high smoke point, and has a neutral taste.

The product immediately became a pantry staple as a cheap and adaptable alternative to conventional cooking oils.

This implies that while canola oil is technically a vegetable oil, it is not seen in grocery store bottles labeled as such.

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