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Oilseed crops: linseed, rapeseed, soybean, and sunflower

Woodfield, H. K. ORCID: and Harwood, J. L. ORCID: 2016. Oilseed crops: linseed, rapeseed, soybean, and sunflower. Thomas, Brian, Murray, Brian G. and Murphy, Denis J., eds. Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences 2nd Edition, Elsevier, pp. 34-38. (10.1016/B978-0-12-394807-6.00212-4)

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Global demand for fats and oils is high and continually rising on a yearly basis. Oilseeds provide a substantial contribution toward this need, feeding into both culinary and industrial markets. The three major oilseed crops are rapeseed, soybean, and sunflower. Linseed oil is also included as, although low in productivity compared to other crops, it has interesting properties and commercial uses. This article discusses the composition, and therefore properties of these oils, and the various uses which they are put to in the culinary and industrial sectors. In addition, information is given regarding the global and regional production of each crop.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123948083
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 09:30

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