Thanks Floramaria, yes there are canola seeds, these were bred from rapeseed by the Canadians using traditional (ie non-GMO) techniques. It sounds from the highlighted passage in the quote below that what they still call "rapeseed" in Europe is actually the improved variety called "canola"https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/public ... ograph.pdf
tells us that "By
definition, canola refers to B. napus and B. campestris lines containing less than 2% of the
total fatty acids as erucic acid. These canola varieties comprise almost the entire rapeseed
crop produced in the world today.
In 1997, the erucic acid content of 50% of the Australian
canola crop was 0.3% or less of the total fatty acids. The maximum reported erucic acid level
was 1.6% of the total fatty acids. "
So ... perhaps La Tourangelle Organic Canola Oil has minimal erucic acid? I guess you'd need to ask the company.
Re Glucosinolates, https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/ne ... cosinolate
Glucosinolates are biologically active compounds found in the Brassicaceae family of plants, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, rapeseed, mustard, and horseradish. Recent studies have shown beneficial effects of glucosinolates, including regulatory functions in inflammation, stress response, phase I metabolism, and antioxidant activities, as well as direct antimicrobial properties. However, livestock species fed rations with high glucosinolates may exhibit adverse effects, including reduced feed intake and growth, gastrointestinal irritation, goiter, anemia, and hepatic and renal lesions. High sulfur can be associated with trace mineral deficiencies and polioencephalomalacia. Therefore, although a good source of nutrition, it is best to avoid overfeeding Brassicaceae. This chapter describes toxicity and safety of glucosinolates from Brassicaceae."
I'm enjoying this fruitful conversation floramaria and will ask Edwards for the Glucosinolate and erucic acid content of their canola oil