Canola fields Overberg
Therina Groenewald: Canola fields Overberg – professional photographer.
Canola is a variant of the ancient crop rapeseed and a member of the Brassica family which includes broccoli, cabbage, mustard, cauliflower, turnip, and radish.
It is one of the most important agricultural crops today. The crop is grown for the seeds found in its pod. The Canola oil extracted from the seeds is used in making margarine, cooking oils, salad oils, and edible oil blends.
The oil is low in saturated fat and contains both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. After the oil extraction, the by-product of Canola is used by livestock growers as a protein-rich meal to feed cows, horses, sheep, pigs, and chickens.