Canola is a cultivar of rapeseed conventionally bred to be low in erucic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid and low in sulfur containing glucosinolates which impart a mustard type flavor to the seeds. In order to be called canola, the oil must contain less than 2% erucic acid and less than 30 micromoles of aliphatic glucosinolates per gram. Photosyntech offers both winter and spring adapted cultivars of non-genetically modified canola as outlined below. Canola oil is among the healthiest of plant-derived oils, due to the low content of saturated fats and the high content of polyunsaturated fats. In addition, to being excellent oil for human consumption canola oil can be processed into high quality biodiesel with excellent cold flow properties and low viscosities. Canola meal or cake which constitutes approximately 55% of the seed dry matter is a valuable high protein feed ingredient for livestock with particularly useful application in dairy rations. Canola meal is also used in poultry feed. Photosyntech is actively engaged in identifying canola hybrids with relatively higher seed protein contents to address expanding demand for this crop in the poultry nutrition sector.
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