Rapeseeds are very high in oil content making them excellent sources for animal feed and oil. They are tolerant to almost any well-draining soil and prefer to be grown in the spring and fall. Seeds used for non-edible oils and lubricants come from the annual variety of the plant while the biennial variety are an excellent source of animal feed. It can also be used as an edible oil, but is often replaced by canola, a plant of the same species, due to rapeseed’s high erucic acid content.
- Rape plants are almost always grown for their seeds, which contain a very high percentage of oil.
- Once harvested, the seeds can be pressed and used for cooking oil or non-edible oils, such as lubrican
- Not all varieties of rapeseed are edible for humans due to the presence of erucic acid, which is especially low in canola varieties
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“Once harvested, the seeds can be pressed and used for cooking oil or non-edible oils, such as lubricants and biofuels.”