Recognized worldwide for its fatty acids balanced composition, Canola oils is one of the healthiest oils.
Canola oil, when compared to the rest of the vegetable oils available, has the best combination between its essential fatty acids and the lowest saturated fat, which helps in the reduction of blood cholesterol. Canola is worldwide known as "the oil for the heart." Originally from Canada, canola gets its name from the acronym Canadian Oil Low Acid, and is currently one of the most cultivated oil plants in the world.
Canola allows us to incorporate essential fatty acids into our body, Omega-6 and Omega-3, which are not produced by the human body. Such fatty acids are considered essential, because the human body is unable to synthesize them. Essential fats play an important role in growth, reproduction and vision
Widely used in cattle, pork, poultry and aquaculture
Rapeseed the main annual sowing crops in Chile, with about 50,000 ha. A non-GMO crop characterized by being low in erucic acid (<2%) and low in glucosinolates (<30 μmol / g). The annual production is approximately 250.000 tons of seeds, which, after being processed, generate 46% oil and 54% bran. The latter is widely used in cattle, swine, poultry and aquaculture industry feed due to its nutritional value, as it has a good amino acid profile, with high contents of lysine and cystine.
The main source of carbohydrate is fiber, much of it in the form of acid detergent fiber (fda) and as neutral detergent fiber (fdn). The latter can be up to 10% higher than the fda. The mineral composition is relatively better compared to other oilseed crops, being especially good as a source of phosphorus and selenium. Like other vegetables that provide phosphorus, a portion of it is presented as phytate.