Food - Drink
Most Of The World's Canola Oil Comes From This Country
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
A neutral oil with a high smoke point, Bon Appétit reports that canola is quite versatile. It can be used in salad dressings, marinades, baked goods, and even for deep frying. With no shortage of applications, it's fair to wonder which country is in charge of producing all this oil.
Add canola oil to the list of great Canadian inventions. Roughly 20% of the world's entire canola oil supply is produced in Canada, which accounts for over 70% of the global export trade with over 18 million metric tonnes of Canadian canola oil produced in 2020, valued at almost $12 billion.
Though originally hailing from India, the rapeseed plant (which canola oil is made from) grows particularly well in Canada thanks to the country’s cool climate, and the name canola is actually a riff on where the oil was developed and what it is (Canadian oil, low acid) — pretty interesting, eh?