Canola oil is an edible oil extracted from the seeds of the canola plant. It is commonly used in cooking, baking, and frying, as well as in the production of processed foods, cosmetics, and other products. Canola oil has a neutral taste and a light color, and is known for its high smoke point, making it suitable for high-heat cooking methods. It is also low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it a healthier alternative to other oils high in saturated fats. Canola oil is also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation and improving heart health. However, some concerns have been raised about the use of genetically modified canola plants in the production of canola oil, and the potential health effects of consuming it.