The U.S. Canola Association (USCA) is a non-profit commodity organization whose mission is to increase domestic canola production to meet growing demand for healthy oil, meal and protein by promoting policies and conditions favorable to growing, marketing, processing and using U.S. canola.
Canola oil has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat of all cooking oils, making it one of the healthiest edible oils in the world. Combined with its light texture, neutral taste and high heat tolerance, canola oil can be used in a wide variety of culinary applications and cuisines.
What’s good for the heart is also good for the engine; canola oil can help power vehicles as part of renewable fuel. In addition, the crop’s high-protein meal provides nutrition for livestock, poultry, fish and even people.
For farmers, demand for canola far outpaces U.S. supply so there is always a strong market for the crop. Canola improves farm economics as an excellent rotational crop that’s good for soil health and allows for improved weed management. Canola is also an ideal habitat and food source for honeybees and other pollinators.