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Canola Oil
Colza oil is a non-drying oil obtained from the seeds of Brassica campestris, var. oleifera, a variety of the plant which produces Swedish turnips. Colza is extensively cultivated in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany; and, especially in the first-named country, the expression of the oil is an important industry. In commerce, colza is classed with rape oil, to which both in source and properties it is very closely allied. It is a comparatively inodorous oil of a yellow color, having a specific gravity varying from 0.912 to 0.920. The cake left after expression of the oil is a valuable feeding substance for cattle. Colza oil is extensively used as a lubricant for machinery, and for burning in lamps. In France it is used also as a substitute to fine oil in restaurants; you can find it as the oil part in a Carpaccio, or as the high temperature boiling oil in a Boeuf Bourguignone dish; its taste is different than olive oil, still as good as.. Source: