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Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 5:02 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lately here in Ireland there has been a huge surge in the use of rapeseed oil. I believe it is our name for canola oil? My daughter reacts badly to it. Even the cold pressed version. Any ideas why? It isn't, as far as i can be sure, gmo rapeseed/canola. We can now no longer enjoy the odd a take away on occasion. We only ever bought chips/fries...real ones made with fresh cut potatoes. Also Walkers ready salted crisps (one of the few treats she could tolerate when her friends were eating flavoured ones) has now switched from 100% sunflower oil to 26%sunflower oil and 74% rapeseed oil. Any insight as to why she is reacting to this. Thanks
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:31 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From what I have gathered, rapeseed/canola oil is not fit for human consumption, even if it is organic/non-GMO. Because this oil (along with soybean oil) is in every boxed, canned, and prepackaged food, you can be sure that once you cut it out of your diet you are also cutting out all processed foods! Double bonus! :-) :-)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 8:04 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, Ali. That's awful! I think canola oil is pretty evil, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a treat out once in a while...with oxalate and glutamate I have so much to worry about already that sometimes I can't worry about more, and I think you all have even less options than us. It really sucks to have more options out of a limited set, pulled from under you.

It doesn't seem like the canola itself should cause a reaction...the article posted mentioned that it's an Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, and this would seem to help if anything:
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Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors used in treatment of Alzheimer's disease prevent glutamate neurotoxicity via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase cascade.

So I would wonder if something is being added. I found this:
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6. Additives
Manufacturers can add approved food additives to the oil in order to protect oil quality in processing, storage, handling, and shipping of finished products. FDA approved additives can include antioxidants, colorants, water scavengers, chelating agents.

But in searching I found this AWESOME video! (Interesting about 40 sec in)

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