In the local area in the summer time, you will see fields of yellow flowers, as shown in the photo, also known as rapeseed (the British olive oil).

In North America, we have a plant like this but it is known as canola oil.  They both belong to the cabbage or mustard family.  Canola was breeded from rapeseed to get rid of the glucosinolates and erucic acid. The rapeseed farmed in East Anglia is used in cooking but the oil is very expensive. It is supposed to be very high in omegas 3, 6 and 9. It can also be heated up to a high temperature without losing its antioxidant properties, color or flavor because it is high in mono-unsaturated fats. It has a earthy, nutty flavor rather than fruity.

It is also used as animal feed and biodeisel fuel.

I just thought you might like to know what you are looking at!

All the Best!

American to Britain