Brassica napus, from the Brassicaceae family, is primarily grown in Europe, Canada, and China. Its oil is extracted from the rapeseeds, which contain 35 to 50% oil.
This oil is balanced in omega-3s, omega-6s, and omega-9s. Around 80% of this oil’s fatty acids are oleic and linoleic acids (omega-6), with alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) making up nearly 10%. These poly-unsaturated fatty acids (omega-3s and omega-6s) are essential because the human body cannot synthesize them.