The canola fields near my son's house are in bloom this week producing spectacular yellow fields. "Once considered a specialty crop in Canada, canola has become a major North American cash crop. Canada and the United States produce between 7 and 10 million tons of canola seed per year. Canola oil is low in saturated fat, is high in monounsaturated fat, and has a beneficial omega-3 fatty acid profile. The Canola Council of Canada states that it is completely safe and is the "healthiest" of all commonly used cooking oils." Wikipedia I have avoided the use of 'rape seed', a term some friends thought offensive.