Canola facts for kids

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Canola refers to both an edible oil (canola oil) and a type of Brassicaceae plant.

The plant is a cultivar of Brassica napus, Brassica rapa or Brassica juncea. They are well known for their seeds, from which the canola cooking oil is made. The oil is widely used for preparing food, it is also good for people's health because it has very little saturated fat and a lot of polyunsaturated fats.

Besides cooking, there are also other ways to use canola oil. One of these is to produce biodiesel fuel for cars and trucks.

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