02
Jan
2009
Canola oil
Curiosity

In 1974, Baldur Steffanson a teacher at the University of Manitoba is introducing a new variety of Brassica napus with a low erucic acid and has been called - canola. Canola is a compound word of 'Can ada il l ow of a CID'.

Each seed contains about 40% canola oil.

Oil canola oil is widely used in food industry, oil is not a very healthy cardiovascular system, cause a deficiency of vitamin E. erucic acid is a saturated fatty acid, can cause nervous system damage, blood clotting, anemia, depression immune system and cancer.

At temperatures of 220-230 ° C canola oil begins to smoke, acrolein is one of the proshower given by burning oil, is an agent that causes lung cancer and skin irritation.

Supporters say the oil is indicated because it is rich in Omega 3, is positive for the organism.

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