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From Seed to Oil

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Canola plant can grow anywhere from 3 ft. to 6 ft. tall! The plants produce yellow custers of flowers which tthen produce small green seed pods. If you drive across North Dakota in mid-summer, you will see all the beautiful yellow canola fields! As the plant ripens, the seed pods turn brown. After harvesting, the pod is cracked open to reveal about 20 seeds that are about 1 mm in diameter. The seeds are then processed by crushing and the oil is extracted. What remains after the oil is extracted is used to make meal. Canola meal is used as feed for livestock, poultry, and pets.

Find the path to the canola oil.


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