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Did you know? Canola is not only found in food products such as salad dressings, margarine and cake mixes. It can also be used in non-food applications such as biodiesel, cosmetics, toothpaste and sunscreen. Canola meal – what’s left after the oil is separated from the seed – is a nutritious feed ingredient for animals such as cows, pigs and chickens. Here are some other interesting uses for canola oil.

Canola oil is an ingredient in foods we buy at the supermarket including:

  • Margarine
  • Salad dressings
  • Coffee whiteners
  • Cake mixes
  • Fried snack foods
  • Shortening
  • Cookies
  • Cooking sprays
  • Creamers
  • Crackers
  • Breads
  • Mayonnaise

Canola oil has many non-edible uses as well!

  • Antistatic for paper and plastic wrap
  • Industrial lubricants
  • Dust suppressants
  • Biodiesel
  • Printing inks
  • Cosmetics: lip gloss, lipsticks, creams, shampoo, soaps, massage oils
  • Sunscreen and suntan oil
  • Toothpaste
  • Pesticides: fungicides, herbicides and insecticides
  • Oiled fabrics
  • Plasticizers
  • Bio-plastics
  • Softening agent for applying plastic casings on window panes
  • Mold releaser in metal fabrication