Canola Oil

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As the world’s population continues to grow every year, the demand in producing the basic needs of people is becoming high. Producing the basic needs takes a lot of work and energy, cooking oil is what people most of all want since it is made from renewable sources. John Lynch (2011) stated that different cooking oils have different uses, oils with bold flavors such as extra virgin olive oil is used for raw foods while vegetable oils like canola oil is best used for frying. Cooking oil are considered as renewable energy because of its ingredients can be obtained from renewable sources such as vegetables plants and seeds that have oil content like olives peanuts making it affordable and available. stated that different types…show more content…
It has a light taste and appearance and contains more vitamin E compared to other vegetable oils. There are three types of sunflower oil consisting of oleic low, oleic medium and oleic high (National Sunflower Association). Most the fat inside sunflower oil is unsaturated but it also contains low saturated fatty acids (LIVESTRONG.COM).
2.2.3 CANOLA OIL / RAPESEED OIL Canola oil or canola is known as rapeseed oil, the canola plant is a member of the mustard family and is said to be a genetically modified product that was produced by Canada. Rapeseed oil contains large amounts of erucic acid that causes health concerns which is why the canola plant was develop in order to a safer oil with low erucic acid levels ( Dr. Axe). Canola oil has
2.3 COOKING OIL MANUFACTURING PROCESS Processing vegetable oils requires the extraction and processing of oils from vegetable sources and fats. (WORLD BANK GROUP) stated that the preparation of raw materials collected consists of (Husking, cleaning, crushing, and conditioning). ( stated a similar process when it comes to the manufacturing process of cooking oil, procedures such as cleaning and grinding, pressing, and extracting where needed in order to produce a clear, bland, and consistent
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According to (Carlos A. Guerrero F et. al), biodiesel is produced from vegetable oil and animals fats that undergoes a chemical reaction known as transesterification. The process breaks down the oils molecules into constituent molecules producing biodiesel as the main and glycerin as the byproduct. (Khemani, 2011). Biodiesel uses the same properties of diesel as fuel for cars. Biodiesel has many sources for it to be produced, these include soya, canola, jatropha, sunflower seed, etc. and animal fats (Khemani, 2011). Most of the used cooking oil thrown end up being collected to produce biodiesel; most restaurants donate their used cooking oil to prevent from throwing it in the drain. Rudolf Diesel who invented the diesel engine conducted an experiment by using vegetable oil as fuel for is engine (Pacific Biodiesel). Rudolf Diesel himself developed and designed the engine for it to be able to run on different kinds of fuel from kerosene to petroleum; however, petroleum was more preferred over vegetable because it was cheap due to its

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