Nov 1, 2006

Little Known Oil Facts


Canola Oil

Canola, a word created, by combining Canada and oil, is a modified form of the rapeseed plant. Also used in cosmetics, suntan oil and pesticides.

Olive Oil

In ancient Greece olive oil was awarded to the winners of th Panathenaic Games,
and Homer referred to it as “liquid gold.”

In fact, olives proved so important to the Greek economy that in the 6th century B.C., the lawmaker Solon made it a capital offense to uproot or destroy an olive tree.

Corn Oil

A 56-pound bushel of corn yields only 1/2 pounds of corn oil. The remainder of that bushel is transformed into 15. pounds of animal feed and 17 pounds of carbon dioxide for use in carbonating soft drinks

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