No, wait! Come back! It’s not how it sounds! Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re probably consuming rapeseed almost everyday in our meals. Ever use vegetable or canola oil? Canola oil is actually a non-toxic hybrid of rape, sometimes called oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, and so on.
This versatile crop grows around the world, where much of it is used for biofuel production. Food-grade rape is grown for its oil-rich seeds and as feed for livestock. Why the cringe-worthy name? Well, rapum in Latin means turnip. The plant itself belongs in the cabbage family, and is related to turnips, bok choy and broccoli.
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