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1. Any of several varieties of the rape plant having seeds containing oil that is very low in erucic acid and high in monounsaturated fatty acids.
2. An edible oil made from such a plant.

[Can(ada) o(il,) l(ow) a(cid).]


(Cookery) a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada
[C20: from Can(ada) + -ola, from oleum]


(ˈkæn l ə, kəˈnoʊ lə)

a variety of rapeseed containing an oil low in erucic acid.
[1975–80; Can(ada) o(il), l(ow) a(cid)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canola - vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
vegetable oil, oil - any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
oleic acid - a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil; used in making soap and cosmetics and ointments and lubricating oils
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The oil extraction equipment will increase canola processing productivity at the Numurkah plant and give it a growth platform for future rises in capacity depending on the market for refined canola oil.
The facility will be the center of Cargill's specialty canola hybrid development.
Since then, canola has become the second most popular oil in the United States.
People with type 2 diabetes who were advised to follow a diet with a low glycaemic index supplemented with extra canola oil had lower blood glucose levels and greater reductions in heart risk than those who ate a diet high in whole grains, researchers found, Health news reported.
According to a recent study by researchers at the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Medicine at U of T, canola oil, combined with low-GL foods (legumes, temperature-climate fruit, and barley) help lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetic patients, especially those who have high blood sugar.
David Jenkins, head of the hospital's Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, compared people with Type 2 diabetes who ate either a low glycemic index diet that included bread made with canola oil, or a whole wheat diet known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Increasing seeding rate to 10 kg/ha resulted in more canola plants/[m.
canola production has not kept pace with consumer demand.
Wuyuan, reputed as one of the most beautiful villages in China, is known around the world for its canola flowers and as one of China's four locales that has become famous for its botanic beauty.
worked with colleagues to combine existing plant growth computer models and generate spring canola production simulations.
He said canola and mustard be grown in lining at a distance of 100 feet from wheat as it was the best and cheapest method to control the attack.
They began by adapting the CROPGRO computer model, which simulates plant growth processes under different weather, soil, and crop management conditions, to simulate spring canola production.