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Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed.wikipedia
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Canola oil

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Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed.
Canola oil, or canola for short, is a vegetable oil derived from a variety of rapeseed that is low in erucic acid, as opposed to colza oil.

Vegetable oil

It is the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world.
Soybean oil, rapeseed oil, and cocoa butter are examples of fats from seeds.


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Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed.
The family contains the cruciferous vegetables, including species such as Brassica oleracea (e.g., broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collards), Brassica rapa (turnip, Chinese cabbage, etc.), Brassica napus (rapeseed, etc.), Raphanus sativus (common radish), Armoracia rusticana (horseradish), but also a cut-flower Matthiola (stock) and the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress).


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Today, rapeseed is grown for the production of animal feed, edible vegetable oils, and biodiesel; leading producers include the European Union, Canada, China, India, and Australia.
The Volkswagen Group has released a statement indicating that several of its vehicles are compatible with B5 and B100 made from rape seed oil and compatible with the EN 14214 standard.

Erucic acid

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Natural rapeseed oil contains 50% erucic acid.
It is prevalent in wallflower seed with a reported content of 20 to 54% in high erucic acid rapeseed oil, and 42% in mustard oil.

Colza oil

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In 1981, a deadly outbreak of disease in Spain, known as toxic oil syndrome, was caused by the consumption of colza oil (a cousin of rapeseed oil procured from a similar species of B. rapa) for industrial use that was fraudulently sold as olive oil to be consumed in cooking, salads, and other foods.
Colza oil or colza is a non-drying oil obtained from the seeds of rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp.

Diesel fuel

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Biodiesel may be used in pure form in newer engines without engine damage and is frequently combined with fossil-fuel diesel in ratios varying from 2% to 20% biodiesel.
It can be produced from many types of oils, the most common being rapeseed oil (rapeseed methyl ester, RME) in Europe and soybean oil (soy methyl ester, SME) in the US.

Flea beetle

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Flea beetles (Phyllotreta sp.)
Many major agricultural crops are attacked by flea beetles, including various cruciferous plants such as mustard and rapeseed (particularly canola in northwestern North America).

Brassicogethes aeneus

Pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus)
M. aenus is an important pest of oilseed rape.

Lorenzo's oil

In 1985, Augusto Odone, with the help of British chemist Don Suddaby, combined rapeseed oil with olive oil to create Lorenzo's oil which halted progression of Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) in Lorenzo Odone.
Lorenzo’s oil is 4 parts glycerol trioleate and 1 part glycerol trierucate, which are the triacylglycerol forms of oleic acid and erucic acid and are prepared from olive oil and rapeseed oil.

Pieris brassicae

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Large white butterflies (Pieris brassicae)
They primarily hover around these locations, which should contain both wild and cultivated crucifer, as well as oil-seed rape, cabbages, and Brussels sprouts.

Leptosphaeria maculans

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Blackleg (caused by the fungus species Leptosphaeria maculans)
L. maculans is especially virulent on Brassica napus.

Honey bee

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Rapeseed produces great quantities of nectar, and honeybees produce a light-colored but peppery honey from it.
The gut microbial composition of workers varies according to the landscape and plant species they forage, such as differences in rapeseed crops, and with different hive tasks, such as nursing or food processing.


In Europe, rapeseed is primarily cultivated for animal feed, due to its very high lipid and medium protein content.
Alpha-linolenic acid is found in the green leaves of plants, and in selected seeds, nuts, and legumes (in particular flax, rapeseed, walnut, and soy).

Volunteer (botany)

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Other farmers claim, after spraying Roundup in non-canola fields to kill weeds before planting, 'Roundup Ready' volunteers are left behind, causing extra expense to rid their fields of the weeds.
For example, volunteer winter wheat will germinate to quite high levels in a following oilseed rape crop, usually requiring chemical control measures.

Triangle of U

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AACC – 2n=4x=38 – Brassica napus – rapeseed, rutabaga

List of canola diseases

This article is a list of diseases of rapeseed and canola (Brassica napus and B. rapa or B. campestris).

Meichuan, Wuxue

Meichuan's main industry includes rice planting, rapeseed planting, beer industry, etc. It is well known for its yam cultivation and production.

Verticillium wilt

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Blackwell Publishing.) Many economically important plants are susceptible including cotton, tomatoes, potatoes, oilseed rape, eggplants, peppers and ornamentals, as well as others in natural vegetation communities.

Social and environmental impact of palm oil

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It produces up to 10 times more oil per unit area than soyabeans, rapeseed or sunflowers.


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Aristocratic women used to pluck or shave their eyebrows and paint new ones using a powdered ink called haizumi, which was made of soot from sesame or rape-seed oils.


These brassinosteroids were first explored nearly 40 years ago, when Mitchell et al. reported promotion in stem elongation and cell division by the treatment of organic extracts of rapeseed (Brassica napus) pollen.


Centred on Firby Road, its economy is or was primarily based on farming and cow-keeping (Swaledale (sheep), Shorthorn cattle, rapeseed and other root vegetables as seen on Flickr), butchers (Whitton and Peacock families), gardeners, agricultural stonemasons (Storey family) and most distinctively, its gentry have been sportsmen in fox hunting (as painted by Joseph Appleyard).

Avril Group

Avril's primary purpose is the economic development of oilseed products – rapeseed, sunflower, soybean – and protein products – peas, field beans, lupin.


They are called oliebollen (literally: oil balls) in the Netherlands, while in Belgium they are also called smoutebollen (literally: lard balls although the real "smout" is of rapeseed oil) and croustillons (loosely: crispies) in French.