Sunday, March 18, 2012

Canola Oil

Canola was originally a trademark, but is now a generic term for edible varieties of rapeseed oil.  The word “rape” in rapeseed comes from the Latin word “rapum,” meaning turnip.  Canola oil is made at a processing facility by slightly heating and then crushing the seed. Almost all commercial grade canola oil is then refined using hexane.


Hexane: Hexanes are significant constituents of gasoline.



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