rapeseed


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rapeseed

(rāp-sēd) [L. rapa, turnip]
The seed of Brassica campestris and other Brassica species, whose oil is used in the manufacture of lubricants and canola oil. The oil made from the seeds of the variety high in erucic acid is used as an industrial lubricant. Oil made from the seeds of the low-erucic-acid variety is relatively low in saturated fat and is commonly known as canola oil.

rapeseed

the seed of Target rape grown specifically for the seed and its oil.

rapeseed meal
as oil cake or meal after rapeseed oil is removed this is a high-protein feed supplement used in cattle. It can be goitrogenic because of its content of isothiocyanate but can be detoxified.
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The rapeseed plants are planted in December to serve as green manure for the rice crop, according to Yahoo News Taiwan.
The inspiration for Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil came from a visit Robert Mackenzie made to a Farm Africa project in Kenya in 2006.
He said: "Our rapeseed oil is getting more and more popular, and we have already added a range of flavoured oils, including Welsh oaksmoked, chilli and garlic.
Once softened, push the aubergines to one side of the wok and add the second teaspoon of rapeseed oil.
The study objectives were to (i) evaluate the effectiveness of N, P, and K fertilization on yield, oil andprotein contents of winter rapeseed and (ii) explore the responses of rapeseed quality to N, P, and K application on five major fatty acids.
Furthermore, this new market opportunity for the agribusiness sector will not require the use of large volumes of rapeseed meal--50,000 tons worldwide, and will markedly enhance the added value of rapeseed protein.
The 45-year-old mum of children aged five, eight and 10 says: "I've always been a supporter of all things local, and it was important that Baste and Bray should follow that line too, not just when it came to sourcing the rapeseed and basing ourselves in the area.
Canola is a rapeseed variety that was traditionally bred to have lower levels of unhealthful erucic acid.
A statement said: "This paint is a colour widely referred to in the industry as 'RAL 1021 Rape Yellow', which refers to rapeseed.
The area under these crops remained almost stagnant with minor fluctuations except sunflower, rapeseed and mustard (especially canola) and sesame which showed a considerable increase in area, production and yield per unit area during the last 10 years.
Rapeseed oil fields in Brotton, by Lynne Robson, of Brotton
Some researchers reported that traits of -days to flowering -and -days to maturity- have a significant and positive correlation with seed yield of Rapeseed varieties [21], therefore varieties with longer flowering duration would have a better chance for fertilization of flowers and turning them to pods.