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canola oil

 [kah-no´lah]
rapeseed oil that has been specifically prepared from plants bred to be low in erucic acid.

canola oil

A light, clear oil derived from the pods of an oilseed plant in the rapeseed family. The oil is composed of 7% saturated fat (the lowest saturated fat content of any vegetable oil), 61% monounsaturated fat, and 22% polyunsaturated fat.

The seeds were initially bred and processed in Canada for lower erucic acid levels, making it an edible, nontoxic oil. The commercial oil was changed from the unfortunate rapeseed to Canola oil, from Can(adian) o(il), l(ow) a(cid).

See also: oil
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