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Each canola plant produces yellow flowers which, in turn, produce pods; similar in shape to pea pods but about 1/5th the size. Within the pods are tiny round seeds that are crushed to obtain canola oil.
Each seed contains approximately 40 percent oil. The remainder of the seed is processed into canola meal which is used as a high protein livestock feed.
It takes around 50 pounds of canola seed for the extraction of 10 liters of oil. Canola oil is used for cooking and as an ingredient of salads in human diet. This oil is very popular due to mild taste and nutrients that act beneficially on the human health.
Canola meal is rich source of proteins. It is used as animal feed for cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens.
80% of honey produced in Canada originates from nectar extracted from flowers of canola.