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10-17-2002, 05:08 PM
Around the water cooler at work, we were talking about a recent article on canola oil. Apparently, the canola oil thing is a big scam, and canola oil is derived from some canadian plant that is so toxic even insects won't eat it.

I just bought this trans-fat free margerine spread, its its main ingredient is liquid canola oil (which i noticed after i bought it)....should i be worried?

what are your thoughts and opinions on canola oil...because its in a LOT of the stuff we eat.

10-17-2002, 05:18 PM
First question...is that margarine solid...if so, that canola oil is hydrogenized...hence the claim of transfatty acids is crap.

I've never heard anything toxic about canola oil, now castor bean oil, that is another story entirely.

the doc
10-17-2002, 05:26 PM
canola oil is derived from the rape seed plant

rape seed is extensively grown in canada
canola = canadian oil

As far as the trans fat free marginine, it could easily be trans fat free, solid, and composed of a canola oil base. Emulsifiers and other additives are used to achieve this effect

10-17-2002, 05:41 PM
rape seed is toxic
genetically-modified rape seed that we get canola oil from is not

do u think it logical that a toxic oil would be sold to the public?

Saint Patrick
10-17-2002, 05:52 PM
What exactly comes from A Rape Seed? Is there a Rape Tree or a Rape Plant? :confused:

My advice: Stick with plain old butter.

10-18-2002, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by stpatrick44
What exactly comes from A Rape Seed? Is there a Rape Tree or a Rape Plant? :confused:

My advice: Stick with plain old butter.

its a green plant with a yellow flowers. its quite pretty.

fat breakdown

Fatty acids, total saturated g 7.100 0
4:0 g 0.000 0
6:0 g 0.000 0
8:0 g 0.000 0
10:0 g 0.000 0
12:0 g 0.000 0
14:0 g 0.000 0
16:0 g 4.000 45
18:0 g 1.800 45
20:0 g 0.700 1
22:0 g 0.400 1
24:0 g 0.200 1
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 58.900 0
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.200 22
18:1 undifferentiated g 56.100 45
20:1 g 1.700 22
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.600 45
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 29.600 0
18:2 undifferentiated g 20.300 45
18:3 undifferentiated g 9.300 45
18:4 g 0.000 0
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
20:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:6 n-3 g 0.000 0
Cholesterol mg 0 0

well judge for your self.

10-18-2002, 02:09 PM
rape seed is NOT toxic, unless you are a rat.

rape seed is high in erucic acid (spelling?), where as canola is not.