How Canola Oil is Made

It’s interesting to watch how some of the products you consume are made. Canada is the world’s largest exporter of Canola oil, exporting 2.9 million tones or approximately 94% of its total production. Canola oil is made at a processing facility by slightly heating and then crushing the seed. Almost all commercial canola oil is then extracted using hexane solvent, which is recovered at the end of processing. Finally, the canola oil is refined using water precipitation and organic acid to remove gums and free fatty acids, filtering to remove color, and deodorizing using steam distillation.