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Canola Oil

  1. R. Przybylski,
  2. T. Mag,
  3. N.A.M. Eskin,
  4. B.E. McDonald

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047167849X.bio004

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

How to Cite

Przybylski, R., Mag, T., Eskin, N. and McDonald, B. 2005. Canola Oil. Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products. 2:2.

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  1. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


During the past two decades, canola oil, a modified rapeseed oil, has become one of the main commodity oils around the world. Rapeseed oil is still produced and used as industrial oil mainly for nonfood uses, with the exception of China and India, where it is used in food applications. In this chapter, the following aspects of canola/rapeseed oil are discussed: origin, detailed composition, physical properties, extraction, refining, processing, food utilization, nutritional properties, production of seeds and oils, canola/rapeseed as biodiesel, greases, and machine oils.


  • canola;
  • rapeseed;
  • composition;
  • physical properties;
  • nutritional properties;
  • processing;
  • production;
  • hydrogenation;
  • interesterification;
  • food application;
  • industrial uses