People say that rapeseed oil is simply canola oil, but it's more complicated than that. Canola comes from a variety of rape whose oil has had the eruric acid and other things (conventionally) bred out of it. This product was created in Canada (hence the name) and bears little resemblance to wild rapeseed oil. Different appearance, different taste, different composition.It's quite a common oil in the UK as we grow it over here and fairly cheap. It isn't genetically modified either which is a reason some people avoid canola. I use it in recipes in place of sunflower.