RebeccaLynn wrote:Hmmm...I wonder if rapeseed and canola are the same plant?
Yes, they are... back in the day, the original name was "low-erucic acid rapeseed oil". Needless to say, this name was deemed as not very marketable, as it mentions both "rape" and containing a potentially toxic component. As much of this crop is grown in Canada, a major re branding campaign was undertaken to rename the product as "canola oil" (Canada + oil). So now we have "canola oil" - no association with rape or toxic fatty acids. And it's an excellent vegetable oil - lots of healthy monounsaturated fats, neutral flavor, and the lowest "unhealthy" components compared to most veg. oils.